Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hà Nội Nguyễn Đức Chung (right) presents a souvenir to Stephanie Đỗ, a French National Assembly deputy and head of the France – Việt Nam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Điệp
HÀ NỘI — Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hà Nội Nguyễn Đức Chung had a meeting in Hà Nội on Monday with Stephanie Đỗ, a French National Assembly deputy and head of the France – Việt Nam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group.
Stephanie Đỗ lauded the development of Hà Nội in recent years, expressing her delight at the cooperation between the city and France in areas such as urban transport, environment and infrastructure.
The outcomes of the partnership include many projects now underway such as the urban railway line No. 3 and the international market of agricultural products in Hà Nội, she noted.
Chung showed his pleasure at the expanding cooperation between the two countries over the years.
Regarding the Nhổn-Hà Nội Railway Station urban railway line, Chung said that Hà Nội and the French Embassy have had many discussions. The city is determined to put the first phase of the project into operation in 2020.
In the future, the city hopes to expand collaboration with localities of France in the areas of infrastructure development serving cultural and social activities. Hà Nội also wishes to gain experience from the French side in boosting the start-up ecosystem, dealing with environmental pollution and waste, he said.
The city leader said that he hopes Stephanie Đỗ’s visit will be a success, contributing to the development of France-Việt Nam relations as well as the partnership between Hà Nội and French localities. — VNS