HCMC seeks stronger partnership with Greece’s Edessa city
15:27 | 17/04/2018

VGP - Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem in Ho Chi Minh City on April 16 received a delegation of three vice mayors of Edessa city of Greece.

Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem receives a delegation of three vice mayors of Edessa city of Greece, Ho Chi Minh City, April 16, 2018

At the reception, head of the delegation Anastasious Diou said as the first Greek locality to organise a working trip to Viet Nam, Edessa wants to establish the friendship with Vietnamese localities, including HCM City. 

The Greek side hopes that following the trip, there will be more exchange activities in culture, trade and investment between Edessa and HCM City and other localities of Viet Nam, he said. 

He called on leaders of HCM City to create favourable conditions for cooperation between both sides’ businesses, particularly in potential areas like fruit and tourism. 

He also committed to facilitating the friendship and cooperation between the two localities in the time ahead. 

In turn, Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem emphasised the trading of farm produce between the two sides, focusing on cherry from Edessa and coffee and dragon fruit from HCM City. 

The City always pays attention to reinforcing cooperation with foreign partners, including Greece, the official said, noting that the city is willing to create the best possible conditions for Greek firms, including those from Edessa, to invest in the city. 

HCM City also stands ready to intensify information sharing, exchange between businesses of the two cities and trade promotion in such areas as tourism and culture, he added. 

                                                                                                                    By Hoang Ha

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