|Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Lê Thanh Liêm received Chief Minister of Australia’s Northern Territory Michael Gunner in the city yesterday.–VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Khu
HCM CITY – Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Lê Thanh Liêm received Chief Minister of Australia’s Northern Territory Michael Gunner in the city yesterday.
The southern city has welcomed numerous working delegations from Australia over the years, especially in 2018 as the two countries are celebrating 45 years of Viet Nam – Australia diplomatic ties.
Liêm emphasised that the freshly-signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Northern Territory’s Chamber of Commerce would contribute to promoting economic and trade ties between Việt Nam and the Northern Territory, as well as between HCM City and the territory.
Apart from carrying out the agreement on cooperation and investment between the two sides, HCM City hoped the Northern Territory would share its experience in high-tech agriculture and create conditions for the city’s agricultural products to access Australia’s farm produce market.
For his part, Gunner spoke highly of contributions by the Vietnamese community in the Northern Territory to local development. The territory appreciated Việt Nam’s potential for development and would exert efforts to promote cooperation with Viet Nam in economy, education, tourism and people-to-people diplomacy.
He said in addition to the above-mentioned MoU, the Northern Territory signed another MoU with HCM City’s Saigon tourism school and discussed with Vietjet Air the opening of an air route to Darwin next year during his current visit.
The Northern Territory wished to promote cooperation with HCM City, especially in trade, he added. - VNS