Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan (center, front) speaks at the event.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan said that Vietnam - U.S. relations are developing strongly in many fields, especially after the two countries upgraded their relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership. Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh City has established friendship and cooperative relations with San Francisco and New York city and wishes to further promote cooperation with other U.S. localities.

Hoan said that digital transformation, smart urban development, and green and sustainable growth are not only the city's desires but also the world's trends and they requires specific actions of the government, businesses and people.

An overview of the meeting

The city highly appreciates U.S. technology enterprises that have been investing and doing business in Vietnam, particularly those that have supported the city in implementing its smart urban development program.

He emphasized that in the coming time, more coordination and cooperation are needed between U.S. partners, technology enterprises and the city to exchange information and seek cooperation opportunities.

For her part, U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Susan Burns said that the two countries agreed to promote coordination in finding directions to expand the bilateral relations in fields, particularly economic development and innovation.

U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Susan Burns (center, front) speaks at the meeting.

At the meeting, representatives of the city’s departments and agencies reported the results of the implementation of the cooperation programs between the city and the U.S. through the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)’s projects. They also presented the city’s orientations in developing smart urban areas.

Representatives from the USTAD and U.S. enterprises introduced their advantages and strengths, affirming their desires to support and cooperate with the city in developing smart urban areas.

Source: VNA