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Igniting transformation across all sectors

The Saigon Times

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Vietnam and France have laid a robust foundation for collaboration spanning half a century. This partnership has grown increasingly effective across various sectors. In an interview with The Saigon Times, Olivier Brochet, Ambassador of France to Vietnam, discusses the accomplishments attained by Vietnam and France during this period and outlines the expectations and primary objectives of both nations in the years ahead. Excerpts: The Saigon Times: France and Vietnam share a significant historical relationship, which includes cooperation in climate change. How is France currently supporting Vietnam in its endeavors to combat climate change and achieve its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050?Olivier Brochet: It is crucial to acknowledge the deep-rooted partnership between France and Vietnam. This year marks the 50th anniversary of our diplomatic ties and the 10th anniversary of our strategic partnership. We must also remember that 30 years ago, President François Mitterrand of France was the first Western head of state to visit Vietnam after Đổi mới, demonstrating full support for the country’s economic reforms and fostering a new era in our relationship. Over these decades, we have built a solid foundation for our collaboration. However, the time has come to usher in a new era, taking into […]
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