Hanoi events bring Vietnam, France closer
An art performance at the event. (Source: VNA)
Two other events with pavilions featuring the two countries also took place on the occasion as part of activities marking the 50th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties and 10 years of their strategic partnership.
They carried the message of cooperation, peace and development, towards the future, said Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Manh Quyen at the opening ceremony.
French Ambassador to Vietnam Nicolas Warnery noted that with hundreds of pavilions and various activities, the events have demonstrated the strength of the Vietnam-France relationship.
After the art performance, which saw the participation of 150 artists, delegates visited the booths capturing culture, tourism and products of Vietnam, as well as cooperation between the two countries, along with France’s restaurants, hotels, agriculture and food.
Cooperation between Vietnamese and French communities date back to the 1990s. The above-said conference has been held every two or three years since 1996, with Vietnamese and French localities taking turns to host the event. It is a chance for both sides to discuss difficulties, evaluate the results in bilateral relations, and deliver feasible solutions to foster their partnerships, thus strengthening the diplomatic ties between the two countries.