VN, France broaden aviation business cooperation
06:52 | 16/05/2019

VGP – Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung received a delegation of French businesses in infrastructure and aviation. 

Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung (R) and First Counsellor and Deputy Ambassador of France to Viet Nam Olivier Sigaud, Ha Noi, May 16, 2019 – Photo: VGP/Doan Bac

The group consisted of large-scale aviation group such as ADP Group, ACOEM, Brueau Veritas Viet Nam hoping to seek investment opportunities in Viet Nam. 

Deputy PM Dung welcomed the French business delegation, highlighting the Viet Nam-French strategic partnership which has flourished in all fields especially economics, trade, and investment. 

So far, French is Viet Nam’s fourth largest trade partner in Europe. In 2018, two-way trade turnover hit US$ 5.1 billion, representing a 10.8% year-on-year increase. Viet Nam pocketed US$ 3.76 billion from shipping goods to the French. Regarding development cooperation, French is also one of the leading ODA providers for Viet Nam.  

Mr. Dung praised the cooperation among businesses of the two countries. A large number of French businesses have already set footholds in Viet Nam in various fields especially aviation infrastructure and service exploitation, and aviation safety. These projects are expected to support Viet Nam to modernize infrastructure and benefit French investors. 

Regarding remaining projects, the host leader proposed the two sides ensure progress schedules. He proposed ADPi work with the Civil aviation authority of Viet Nam research and adjust planning for the Noi Bai International Airport in order to serve for 60 million guests by 2030 and expand Tan Son Nhat International Airport with a view to reducing traffic congestion and meeting rising transport demands. 

In reply, First Counselor and Deputy Ambassador of France to Vietnam Olivier Sigaud said that aviation is an important field in economic and trade ties between Viet Nam and France.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam and the Directorate General for Civil Aviation have signed an agreement on technical cooperation. France has cooperated with Viet Nam in improving the latter’s aviation infrastructure and provided human resources training courses for its aviation sector, he added.

French enterprises also said that the two countries hold great potential for cooperation in economics, trade, and investment, particularly in the aviation sector./.

By Kim Loan

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