(VOVworld) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with representatives from the French Communist Party (PCF) and French enterprises on the sidelines of COP 21 in Paris on Tuesday before leaving for Belgium. Meeting with PCF National Secretary Pierre Laurent, PM Dung offered his deepest sympathies to the French people for their heavy losses in the recent terror attacks in Paris. He said in previous meetings the French President, PM, and Speakers of the Senate and Lower House expressed a hope for closer bilateral relations. He asked the PCF to continue supporting bilateral ties and connection between Vietnam and the European Union (EU).
PM Nguyen Tan Dung (R) meets PCF National Secretary Pierre Laurent (Photo: VNA)
Mr. Laurent hailed Vietnam’s COP 21, saying it is necessary to ensure both development and environmental protection in coping with climate change.
He also applauded the PM’s meetings with French leaders on the occasion of COP 21, stressing the PCF’s further advocacy of and contribution to the enhancement of relations between the Communist Party of Vietnam and the PCF, as well as between Vietnam and France.
PM Nguyen Tan Dung received executives of the Electricity of France Group (EDF), the Paris Airports Group (ADP), Perenco Oil and Gas Company, Technip Construction Design Company, and the Accord Group, who are planning to expand to Vietnam.