EC President walks in Hanoi
VietNamNet Bridge – President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso arrived in Hanoi Sunday afternoon at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam, an ancient house on Ma May Street and Ngoc Son Temple were the first destinations of Mr. Barroso.
This is the first visit to Vietnam by an EC president since Vietnam and the European Union (EU) established diplomatic ties in 1990. The visit takes place when the Vietnam and EU relationship enjoys positive developments in every area from politics, economics, trade to culture, education and technology.
Vietnam and the EU have maintained exchanges of high-level delegations over the past 17 years. The latest visit was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to the EC in September 2006.
These are photos of the EC President in Hanoi taken by VietNamNet.