Hai said HCM City has had cooperative relations with eight Chinese localities. It has also paid much attention to enhancing ties with other localities of China through delegation exchanges and joint events like economic forums or tourism workshops to help reinforce people-to-people links.

Introducing the operations of the HCM City People’s Council, he expressed his hope that the council and the Jiangsu People’s Congress will have more practical cooperation activities and further share experience in law making and state management, thereby contributing to the healthy and stable development of the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council Pham Duc Hai (R) presents a gift to Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of China’s Jiangsu province Liu Handong

For his part, Liu said the Jiangsu delegation’s working trip to HCM City aims to foster economic partnerships and cultural exchange between the two people-elected bodies. Earlier, they had visited Hanoi capital and the central city of Da Nang.

He highly valued the Vietnamese southern hub’s development as well as the potential for partnerships between the two localities.

The visiting official called for more intensive cooperation activities in the fields of common concern, adding that he will introduce HCM City’s development potential to Jiangsu businesses to promote mutual investment.

Source: VNA