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Visit by M. Laurent Fabius to Indonesia and Vietnam

Published on August 6, 2013
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Hanoi, August 5, 2013

My visit to Vietnam, the first by a French foreign minister for over 20 years, aims to develop closer links between France and Vietnam and restore balance in our economic exchanges. The meetings with the Vietnamese leaders, and contacts made by the delegation of company directors which accompanied me, allowed us to look at every aspect of our cooperation. Along with the Vietnamese Prime Minister’s visit to France at the end of September, this visit is helping open up a useful new phase in relations between Vietnam and France./.

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