HCM City leader receives Argentinian Ambassador
|Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai and Argentinian Ambassador to Viet Nam Luis Pablo Maria Beltramino. (Photo: hcmcpv.org.vn)|
Bilateral trade reached 147.6 million USD in 2021, a year-on-year increase of 5 percent, despite COVID-19, Mai said.
During the reception, the city leader spoke highly of Argentina’s efforts to fight COVID-19, and said that during the COVID-19 fight, the southern city learned experience of many countries, including Argentina.
He said he hopes that the embassy coordinates with the city to propose cooperation activities in the near future, especially on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2023.
Ambassador Beltramino highlighted the fruitful development of cooperation between Argentina and Viet Nam in the past years, especially in the fields of politics, trade and technology.
He said that Argentina continues to consider Viet Nam the main trading partner in Asia and the embassy will deploy numerous cooperation programmes with Ho Chi Minh City, particularly in 2023.
Currently, Viet Nam is Argentina's fifth largest trading partner.