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Hà Nội, Seoul to increase development co-operation

Update: July, 11/2016 - 14:00
Hà Nội People’s Committee Chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung gave Seoul Mayor Park Won Soon a souvenir in their meeting on Sunday. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

SINGAPORE — Hà Nội and Seoul will enhance co-operation in various areas, the leaders of the two cities said yesterday.

Hà Nội People’s Committee Chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung and Seoul Mayor Park Won Soon held a bilateral meeting yesterday in Singapore, on the sidelines of the World Cities Summit 2016.

The two leaders said the areas of co-operation include e-governance, information and telecommunication technology, flood management, environment, and administrative reform, among others.

Nguyễn Đức Chung said Hà Nội was building a development strategy towards 2030, with a vision towards 2050, and wished to receive help and co-operation from Seoul to reduce the time needed for building and development, particularly in environment.

Chung also said the Hà Nội needed Seoul’s continued support in the framework of mutual co-operation, particularly for the project of developing the area along the Red River to turn Hà Nội into a modern and civilised city.

Hà Nội would send a delegation to Seoul in August to organise exchange activities between the two cities and to learn from Seoul’s development experience, as 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the two capitals becoming ‘sister cities’, Chung said.

Seoul Mayor Park Won Soon said the city was committed to accepting Hà Nội’s requests and sharing its development experience, such as successes, challenges and the lessons learned.

He said he hoped the two cities would intensify co-operation in culture, people-to-people exchange and education. — VNS


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