Former Vice President of the Association of Vietnamese in France (UGVF) Nguyen Thanh Tong (second, right) and representatives of the UGVF receive the Independence Order presented to the association for the second time.(Photo: VNA)
– Oversea Vietnamese (OVs) in
France always believe in the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV),
and hope the country will develop strongly, said former Vice President of the Association of
Vietnamese in France (UGVF) Nguyen Thanh Tong.
In a recent interview with the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s correspondent in
France, Tong highlighted the success of the 13th National Party
Congress, saying that in the 'gloomy sky' of the global economy amid the
COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam has emerged as a remarkable and proud bright spot.
He believed that the country will thrive further under the leadership of
Meanwhile, Lydia Samarbakhsh, head of the Communist Party of France Central
Committee's Commission for External Relations, praised Vietnam’s successes in the fight
against the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the implementation of urgent and drastic
decisions to effectively respond to the health crisis.
Vietnam has been always transparent in giving
pandemic-related information, she stressed, noting that this has helped the
international community assess the pandemic situation, thus enabling
governments to prepare their own plans to control the disease.
She also mentioned challenges facing Vietnam in coping with climate change, and
in realising its goal to become a developed country with high income by 2045.
Giving comments on the Vietnam – France relationship, Samarbakhsh said France
always wants to maintain its friendship and cooperation with Vietnam. The Communist
Party of France will continue
contributing to the development and consolidation of partnerships between France
and other countries, including Vietnam, she added.
She believed that the French government has always considered Vietnam a
friendly country. This has facilitated political and diplomatic exchanges
between the two countries, as well as cooperative relations that the two sides will
continue to promote together, especially cooperation between localities of the
Meanwhile, Olivier Corzani, Mayor of Fleury Merogis city in the Essonne region,
held that Vietnam is currently at the time of the most dynamic development.
Corzani expressed his hope that the new Vietnamese leadership will continue to lead
the country to greater development, and further promote France-Vietnam cooperative
ties in various fields./.