Vietnam - Matthias Fekl attending the High-Level Economic Dialogue between Vietnam and France (Paris, July 25, 2016)

Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism, and French Nationals Abroad Matthias Fekl co-chaired the fourth session of the High-Level Economic Dialogue between Vietnam and France with Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen The Phuong.

In advance of the Vietnamese President’s visit in early September, this meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the implementation of major French-Vietnamese industrial projects and new prospects for French companies in Vietnam, particularly in the areas of transportation, health and aerospace.

Also on the agenda: examining opportunities for cooperation on climate change and adaptation as well as agrifoods. Trade between France and Vietnam rose significantly in 2015 (43%), reaching 5.5 billion euros.