Vietnam values cooperation with France

(VNA) - Vietnam treasures the cooperation with France and the International Organisation of La Francophonie, OIF, as well as with its members. Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan told the French Minister for la Francophonie Yamina Benguigui in Hanoi on Thursday that Vietnam is an active and responsible member of the OIF. Expressing her delight at the developing traditional friendship and all-round cooperation between Vietnam and France, Doan suggested that both countries further promote their effective cooperation in culture and education, and work closely together to celebrate the 40 years of their diplomatic ties this year. Benguigui expressed pleasure at the fruitful development of France-Vietnam ties over the past 40 years, and voiced the French government’s determination to maintain ODA for Vietnam. She affirmed that France is pushing up its plan to upgrade the Hanoi University of Science and Technology into an international level.