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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

EU External Relations Commissioner Visits Vietnam

April 26, 2006
The Commissioner of External Relations for the European Union, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, recently visited Vietnam on a trip to solidify the relationship between the EU and Vietnam. The EU is Vietnam’s largest trading partner, and the Commissioner had nothing but praise for the country. She commented on the reform going on in Vietnam, and praised the improving economy as well. Ferrero-Waldner said of Vietnam, “Vietnam should also be commended for its great efforts and achievements in developing its economy and fighting poverty in recent years. The European Commission is fully committed to continue to support the country’s reform process to ensure that development benefits all parts of Vietnamese society.” The main purpose of the visit is to strengthen ties, increase trade and development support. The press release also refers to addressing human rights concerns, as well as the reduction of poverty, as a strategic priority. The press release in its entirety can be found online by clicking here.


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