Hanoi (VNA) – France is the one nation with which Vietnam shares a mechanism of periodic and rotating conferences on localities’ cooperation, affirmed Secretary of the Hanoi Social gathering Committee Dinh Tien Dung on the opening of the twelfth Vietnam-France decentralised cooperation convention within the capital metropolis on April 14.
In his welcoming speech, Dung knowledgeable individuals that to this point, a complete of 18 Vietnamese and 38 French localities have engaged in 240 joint tasks throughout varied fields, together with well being, schooling, water-sanitation, heritage conservation, Francophone neighborhood, rural improvement and sustainable improvement.
Hanoi, the host of the convention this 12 months, is proud to be amongst pioneer localities becoming a member of the mechanism, he mentioned with delight.
Chairman of the capital Individuals’s Committee Tran Sy Thanh harassed the convention’s massive scale in a collection of occasions marking the fiftieth anniversary of the 2 nations’ diplomatic relations and a decade of their strategic partnership.
Spotlighting the native collaboration as a driving drive behind sustainable and complete restoration and improvement post-COVID-19, the convention is anticipated to foster such ties and search efficient cooperation options to present international challenges. The variety of members taking part within the occasion involves some 800 authorities officers, enterprise executives and organisation leaders.
French Ambassador to Vietnam Nicolas Warnery mentioned the occasion is very symbolic, and anticipated to create a brand new impetus for the connection between the 2 international locations.
The diplomat mentioned he welcomes rising Vietnam – France joint cooperation in such areas as cultural heritage worth preservation and promotion, wastewater remedy, and local weather change.
On April 14 and 15, 4 panel discussions are scheduled to happen, contemplating the subjects of sustainable city areas; atmosphere, water and water remedy; tradition, heritage and tourism; and good metropolis and digitisation.
On the sidelines, there’s a French competition, a Vietnam-France financial discussion board, an artwork programme, and plenty of exhibitions, which put the bilateral ties within the limelight.
Hanoi additionally plans the organisation of some metropolis excursions to take overseas guests to widespread locations within the metropolis, which have witnessed the lengthy historical past between the 2 nations, together with Thang Lengthy Imperial Citadel, Temple of Literature, Outdated Quarter, and previous French villas.
Cooperation between Vietnamese and French communities date again to the Nineteen Nineties. The convention has been held each two or three years since 1996, with Vietnamese and French localities taking turns to host the occasion. It’s a likelihood for each side to debate difficulties, consider the leads to bilateral relations, and ship possible options to foster their partnerships, thus strengthening the diplomatic ties between the 2 international locations./.