|Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) receives outgoing Indian Consul General Srykar Reddy on February 20. (Photo: sggp.org.vn)
Nhan congratulated the Indian diplomat for accomplishing his mission in Vietnam and spoke highly of what he has done to promote relations between HCM City and Indian localities as well as between the two countries.
The city leader thanked the Government of India for providing short-term and long-term scholarships for Vietnamese citizens, contributing to the development of local human resources.
He expressed his belief that Reddy, on his new position, will continue fostering the bilateral partnership.
Reddy, for his part, thanked the city’s leaders for facilitating his work, saying the two countries have seen thriving cooperation in the areas of agriculture, energy and tourism.
Regarding tourism, about 169,000 India
n tourists visited Vietnam last year, compared to 85,000 in 2018 while the Vietnamese arrivals to India have also been on a rise, he said.
The Consulate General of India will remain active in bridging the two nations and their localities, he affirmed.