At a meeting with Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc, the visiting French minister pledged efforts to promote economic and trade ties between France and Ho Chi Minh City, contributing to consolidating and enhancing the France - Vietnam relations.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc (right) hosts French Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Economic Attractiveness and French Nationals Abroad Olivier Becht.

Becht noted that many French firms have invested and run business in Ho Chi Minh City, while playing a role in promoting France’s image in Vietnam.

Lauding Ho Chi Minh City as the country’s economic hub, the minister noted that he always encourages French enterprises to participate in investment and trade promotion programs with Vietnamese counterparts.

The guest also supported the city’s proposals regarding its cooperation with French firms and localities in such areas as water treatment and smart urban development.

For his part, Duong Anh Duc briefed Becht on Ho Chi Minh City’s socio-economic situation, and stressed that the city hopes for cooperation between businesses of the two sides, particularly in the areas of France’s strengths and Ho Chi Minh City’s demand like energy infrastructure, smart urban development, urban administration and seaport.

Ho Chi Minh City highly values France’s economic potential and always treasures the bilateral relations, he said.

The city will create favorable conditions for French enterprises to invest and do business, and stands ready to hold working sessions to seek solutions to difficulties facing French investors, the official promised.

Source: VNA