French MP backs EU-Vietnam free trade agreement

France-Vietnam Friendship Group at the French National Assembly strongly backs the signing and ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

Stephanie Do, President of the group, told Vietnam News Agency's correspondent in Paris that the agreement plays an important role in promoting economic and commercial exchange, benefiting both the EU and Vietnam. She noted that France is the 16th biggest foreign investor in Vietnam, but accounts for less than 1 percent of the Vietnamese market.

Ahead of an official visit to France by Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, the MP said the French-Vietnamese relationship has never been stronger than now, not only in friendship links but also in strategic cooperation across various fields like economy, health care and education.

Mentioning the Vietnamese community in France, which numbers around 300,000, Stephanie Do said more and more Vietnamese French want to join the political scene. She said she had coordinated closely with the Vietnamese Embassy in France and many associations to promote the Vietnamese culture in France and help the French discover the rich and interesting culture of Vietnam.

Source: VOV5