Vietnam’s southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City is keen to boost cooperation with Micronesia in such potential fields as agriculture, aquaculture, environmental protection, tourism, and education-training.
|Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong (R) at a reception for visiting Speaker of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia Wesley W. Simina
Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong made the statement at a reception for visiting Speaker of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia Wesley W. Simina on June 14, saying the two sides have yet to carry out any special cooperation activities.
He hoped the two sides will maintain mutual visits of all-level delegations and people-to-people exchanges in the coming time.
HCM City is willing to share its experience with Micronesia in socio-economic reform and development, Phong affirmed.
He expressed his pleasure at the positive development of the political ties since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties in 1995, and the good coordination between the two countries in regional and multilateral organisations and forums.
The current visit to Vietnam by the high-level delegation from the Micronesian Congress will contribute to strengthening the collaboration between the two parliaments as well as the overall relations between the two countries, he said.
“Vietnam, including HCM City, always wants to develop friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Micronesia,” he added.
For his part, the Micronesian Congress Speaker said the bilateral relations have seen development over the past years, but the cooperation is still limited.
Through this visit, Micronesia hopes to increase bilateral cooperation at both high and people-to-people levels, he added.
He shared that Micronesia’s economy is still small in comparison to Vietnam and HCM City.
His country hopes to learn from economic development experience of Vietnam and HCM City while enhancing collaboration with other Vietnamese localities and local People’s Councils and People’s Committees, he said.