President of the France-Vietnam Friendship Group at the French National Assembly Stephanie Do said the group strongly backs the signing and ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which she described as a gateway for EU and Vietnam to access each other’s market more easily. An apparel factory of the Far Eastern New Apparel Vietnam company in Bac Dong Phu Industrial Park of Binh Phuoc province (Photo: VNA) In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency’s correspondent in Paris ahead of an official visit to France by Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, the MP said the EVFTA 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. France wants to develop strongly bilateral relations in all aspects, so as to enhance France’s position in Vietnam both in friendship links and economic and trade exchange, Stephanie Do said, adding that the French Government has expressed the wish in many high-level visits, such as the visit by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in 2018 and the upcoming… Read full this story
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