Chairman Phong informed the socioeconomic achievements of HCM city and presented the city's economic development policies in the 2018-2020 period.
The chairman said that HCMC has been building a smart city project and that is the city's one of top important missions. The project aims to improve the quality of growth and economic competitiveness, enhance social benefits and the quality of life as well as ensure that economic growth is compatible with sustainable development.
The HCMC’s chairman praised the traditional friendship and brotherhood between Vietnam and Cuba.
Aiming at deepening bilateral relations and fostering partnership, the HCMC delegation plans to organize activities during the visit such as conference on promoting trade, investment and tourism; business matching event, and introduction of key products of Vietnam and HCMC to Cuban enterprises and people, Mr. Phong added.
On the same day, the delegation met Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo Hernandez.
Chairman Hernandez affirmed that Cuba considers Vietnam as one of the strategic partners and expects to boost trade and economic cooperation which is elevated to the level of great politicial relation between the two countries.
The delegation also visited the University of Havana in Vedado district of Havana, the capital of the Republic of Cuba. Founded in 1728, the university is the oldest in Cuba, and one of the first ones founded in the Americas. It has 15 faculties, 14 research centers in a variety of fields, 25 specialties and about 6,000 students.
Ho Chi Minh City high ranking officials laid also wreaths at the monument for Cuban independence hero José Martí at the President Ho Chi Minh Monument in Havana.