HCMC, Osaka Move Closer Together

Ho Chi Minh City and Japan’s Osaka Prefecture signed an agreement on establishing friendly and cooperative relations yesterday.

HCMC People's Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan (L) and Governor of Osaka Fusae Ohta in the signing ceremony (Photo: Tuoi Tre Newspaper)

The deal was signed by HCMC People’s Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan and Governor of Osaka Fusae Ohta on the sidelines of the Asia Metropolis Summit.

In particular they agreed to cooperate more in trade and economics, culture, tourism and environmental protection.

Ms. Ohta described the bilateral relations between Viet Nam and Osaka as “diverse” and said they had progressed well since starting up in 1995, the year Viet Nam joined the Association of South East Asian Nations.

Osaka later opened a representative office in HCMC which was turned into an office for promoting investment in HCMC in February this year.

Osaka is willing to share its experiences in urban development, building and running an underground rail network, environmental protection and human resources development, she added.

Chairman Quan thanked Osaka for the warm welcome and stressed that the agreement would boost their cooperation to new heights, contributing to the two countries’ development and stability. 

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By Vu Minh – Translated by Khanh Hong

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