Ho Chi Minh City, Saint Petersburg strengthen cooperation in various fields

WVR/VNA - On December 4, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan held a working session with a delegation of Saint Petersburg led by Grigoriev Evgeny Dmitrievich, Chairman of the Committee for External Relations of the Russian city
Ho Chi Minh City, Saint Petersburg strengthen cooperation in various fields
Ho Chi Minh City, Saint Petersburg strengthen cooperation in various fields: A working session between representatives of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee and Saint Petersburg delegation. (Photo: VNA)

At the session, Vice Chairman Hoan said Ho Chi Minh City is willing to promote cooperative activities with St Petersburg in trade, education, and healthcare.

The city encourages and creates favourable conditions for local businesses to engage in trade with St Petersburg, while promoting cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two localities, he said.

Vice Chairman Hoan emphasised that the city highly appreciated the signing of cooperation agreements between Vyborgsky district and Thu Duc city, and between Kronstadt district and Can Gio district, hoping the agreements will soon be translated into specific cooperation programmes and projects.

Moreover, Ho Chi Minh City is ready to coordinate with St Petersburg to speed up the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the elected bodies of the two cities.

For his part, the Russian official said that St Petersburg wishes to work with Ho Chi Minh City to concretise cooperation agreements into specific tasks and projects for the benefit of the people of the two countries.

Highly appreciating the socio-economic potential and position of Ho Chi Minh City, he called on Ho Chi Minh City leaders to support the signing of MoUs for cooperation between districts and agencies of the two localities.

Dmitrievich said that he supports the launch of direct flights between Saint Petersburg and Ho Chi Minh City.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)