Vietnam’s HCM City and Russia’s Moscow Oblast have a lot of potential to further increase cooperation beyond economics, according to Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee.
|President Truong Tan Sang witnesses the cooperation agreement signing ceremony between the two cities. (Source: VNA)|
In his meeting with Andrey Vorobiev, Governor of the Moscow Oblast, Quan said the two localities have taken steps to extensively implement the cooperation agreement signed in May, 2015.
HCM City’s agencies have been actively working with the Moscow Oblast’s counterparts to form companies to make investments into the Oblast, said Quan, adding that the two sides also have potential cooperation in science, education, culture, tourism and arts.
In the past nine months of 2015, HCM City welcomed over 60,000 Russian tourists and Saigontourist carried out cooperation deals with Russian companies.
With regard to cooperation in the future, Quan said in November, around 40 Vietnamese companies will attend a fair in Moscow and these enterprises will realise the two localities’ cooperation policies.
The city formed a working group to instruct units to coordinate with Moscow Oblast’s agencies to make cooperation more practical and fruitful, he added.
For his part, Andrey Vorobiev said the visit aims to increase the mutual understanding between Moscow Oblast and HCM City to promote signed cooperation commitments.
The delegation will also visit the processing and industrial zones to learn about how to establish, develop and attract investments.
Governor Andrey Vorobiev believed that with the traditional and dynamic relationship between Vietnam and Russia, the cooperation between Moscow Oblast and HCM City would bring specific and real results for both localities.