Ho Chi Minh City, US State Oregon look to expand cooperation

Ho Chi Minh City wishes to expand cooperation with Oregon in areas of mutual interest and those that the US state has strengths such as in urban governance, healthcare, education, trade and investment, Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Phan Van Mai told Governor of Oregon State Kate Brown at the meeting on November 16, 2022.
Ho Chi Minh City, US State Oregon look to expand cooperation
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City's People's Committee Phan Van Mai receives Governor of Oregon State Kate Brown on November 16, 2022. (Photo: VNA)

Chairman Mai affirmed Ho Chi Minh City has always been determined to be an active member in developing cooperative relationship between Vietnam and the US, expressing his hope that the ongoing working visit to the city by a delegation of Oregon led by Governor Brown will contribute to strengthening the comprehensive partnership between the two nations.

He briefed the guest on Ho Chi Minh City’s post-pandemic economic recovery and development, saying that the city is promoting the restructuring of economic and service sectors with a focus on developing a high-value supply chain and high-tech industries, and a green circular economy, while deeply participation in the global supply chain.

The city wishes to cooperate with US investors in the above-mentioned areas, Mai said.

The city leader proposed Brown encourage US businesses to choose the city as a destination for investment projects in semiconductor technology and electronic chip production, and affirmed that municipal authorities are ready to prepare appropriate infrastructure, human resources and support policies to cooperate with US enterprises.

Governor Brown spoke highly of Ho Chi Minh City’s development and economic role for Vietnam as well as in promoting cooperation between the US and the Southeast Asian nation.

Oregon wishes to further promote bilateral cooperation in potential fields such as natural disaster prevention and control, climate change adaptation and green technology development, she said.

There is great potential for cooperation in trade of agricultural products between Vietnam and Oregon, she noted.

Enterprises in the US state Oregon are also eager to cooperate with Ho Chi Minh City in developing semiconductor technology and producing electronic chips, Brown went on.

On the occasion, the Oregon delegation attended the Vietnam FoodExpo 2022, and had working sessions with representatives of US businesses investing in Ho Chi Minh City.

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(Source: VNA)