HCM City enhances cooperation with Laos, Cambodia, RoK
|HCM City enhances cooperation with localities of Laos, Cambodia, RoK. (Photo: VNA)|
Meeting Vientiane's Vice Mayor Phoukhong Bannavong and Savannakhet province’s Deputy Governor Lingthong Sengtavanh of Laos, Chau noted with pleasure the Vietnam-Laos friendship.
Recalling a meeting between HCM City leaders and Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone last September, Chau said the two sides agreed to organise a Vietnam-Laos trade and investment promotion forum in HCM City on December 13.
Deputy PM Sonexay Siphandone is scheduled to lead a delegation to the event, he said, inviting representatives from Vientiane and Savannakhet to the forum.
Phoukhong Bannavong, for his part, suggested departments, agencies and investors in Vientiane and HCM City enhance cooperation in economy, culture, education, and science in a pragmatic manner and with breakthroughs.
Lingthong Sengtavanh also noted her hope that HCM City and Savannakhet will step up exchanges in various spheres, facilitate the operations of their investors and promote tourism links.
At a reception for Phnom Penh’s Vice Mayor Huot Hay, Chau thanked the Cambodian capital city for its support to HCM City during the COVID-19 pandemic, and suggested the two cities forge cooperation in tourism and trade, and expand collaboration in road and waterway transport, health care and education.
In reply, Huot Hay agreed with Chau’s proposals, and noted his belief that his visit to HCM City will contribute to fostering the relations between Vietnam and Cambodia.
Receiving Deputy Governor of the RoK’s Gangwon province, Jeong Kwang-Yeol, and deputy head of the Planning and Coordination Bureau of the RoK’s Gyeongsangbuk province, Whang Myeong Seok, the host official held that there remains hug potential for cooperation between HCM City and the Korean localities.