On the morning of June 10th, Standing Vice Chairman of the City’s People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh hosted a meeting with Ms. Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser, Consul General of France in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of her visit to Da Nang.
At the meeting, Standing Vice Chairman Ho Ky Minh informed the Consul General about the city’s socio-economic situation as well as Da Nang’s future development orientation.
Standing Vice Chairman Ho Ky Minh said that France is a crucial partner of Da Nang. In 2020, export turnover to France was estimated at 14 million USD and import turnover from France was estimated at 13 million USD. As of April 2022, Da Nang has had 34 French FDI projects with a total investment capital of 25 million USD.
Standing Vice Chairman Ho Ky Minh hoped that in the coming time, Ms. Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser would be a bridge to help develop the friendship and cooperation between French and Da Nang partners in many fields, especially tourism through the promotion of flight routes from Da Nang to France, and at the same time, mobilize French investors to survey the investment environment and look for business opportunities in the city.
Standing Vice Chairman Ho Ky Minh presenting a souvenir to Mrs. Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser
Standing Vice Chairman Ho Ky Minh also suggested that Ms. Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser continue to promote affiliate programs with French educational institutions to open short-term and long-term training courses for the city’s public and civil servants; consider and speed up the implementation of the previously signed contents between both sides which were discontinued due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thanking the city leaders for the impressive welcome, Ms. Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser emphasized, on the basis of the great cooperation relationship between Da Nang and France over the past time, France is looking forward to deploying more programs and projects in Da Nang such as teaching and learning French in high schools, providing market information to the city’s businesses, expanding cooperation with French localities, etc.
Emmanuelle Pavillon-Grosser affirmed that, in her position, she would make efforts to promote the extensive strategic partnership between Da Nang and France to develop stronger and more substantive in the coming time.