Receiving Swedish Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Andreas Carlson in Da Nang on May 15, Cuong introduced the guest to the city’s socio-economic development, its advantages, and focuses in the coming time, particularly in smart city development.

Vice Chairman of the Da Nang city People’s Committee Tran Chi Cuong on May 15 receives Swedish Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Andreas Carlson.

Cuong said that Da Nang city and Sweden have boasted a friendly relationship for many years. High-level Swedish delegations have visited Da Nang and the city government has also had working visits to and activities in Sweden.

He expected that this year, the Swedish Embassy in Vietnam and Swedish partners will coordinate to organize activities to enhance cooperation, and cultural and art exchanges, and hold international events in the city to promote cooperation between the two sides.

For his part, Andreas Carlson said his visit to Vietnam aims to explore opportunities to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the governments and businesses of the two countries as well as promote people-to-people diplomacy.

He said the two sides can cooperate more deeply in such areas as smart city development, and essential infrastructure such as seaports, airports, and urban transportation.

According to Andreas Carlson, in Sweden's new strategy on trade, investment, and global competitiveness, the country focuses on the Asian region and Vietnam is an important partner.

Swedish businesses have had long-standing relationships in Vietnam, he said, hoping that more such cooperative relationships will be established in the coming time.

Source: VNA