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City signs pact with Rhone-Alpes Region

Update: June, 30/2014 - 08:51
Le Hoang Quan, chairman of HCM City People's Committee.

HCM CITY (VNS) — A comprehensive cooperation agreement was signed between HCM City and France's Rhone-Alpes Region during a visit to the region headed by Le Hoang Quan, chairman of HCM City People's Committee, last week.

The Agreement on Cooperation between HCM City and Rhone-Alpes Region in the 2014-2017 period highlights four priorities between HCM City and the Rhone-Alpes Region, including the development of a sustainable economic partnership, development cooperation, cooperation on training, cultural exchanges and training of young staff.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Quan said the renewed agreement on bilateral cooperation indicates the two sides' efforts to enhance cooperation and match the potential of both Rhone-Alpes Region and HCM City.

In December 2012, HCM City and the Rhone-Alpes region signed a number of agreements to enhance cooperation during talks between the deputy chairman of the HCM City People's Committee Nguyen Huu Tin, and Bernard Soulage, vice chairman of the Rhone-Alpes Regional Council.

They included a cooperation agreement between HCM City, the Rhone-Alpes Region and the Lyon Urban Community on urban-related areas and an agreement between HCM City and Lyon on installing a lighting system for the main post office in Saigon.

On Thursday, Quan opened the "HCM City Days in Lyon City and Rhone-Alpes Region" festival, while the HCM City delegation introduced a music show called "Songs from the City Named after President Ho Chi Minh" at the Palais de Mutalite in Lyon. — VNS

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