VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City desires to ramp up cooperation with Cuba as a contribution to fostering the traditional ties between Vietnam and the Caribbean nation.
Vice Chairwoman of the HCM City People's Committee Phan Thi Thang was speaking this during a September 26 reception for Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz.
She suggested the southern metropolis and Cuba augment cooperation in tourism, exchanges between young people, and scholarship programmes.
Thang affirmed HCM City’s readiness to coordinate with Cuba to enhance trade connections between the two sides and share its experience in construction, management and high-tech development, she continued.
She thanked the Cuban Party, State and people for their support to HCM City in COVID-19 prevention and control, and asked Cuba to share its experience in health care and drug production.
The southern city is also willing to strengthen people-to-people exchanges with Cuba, contributing to enhancing mutual understanding, solidarity and friendship between the people of the two countries, she noted.
For his part, Díaz thanked municipal authorities and people for their timely support in response to the fire at the Matanzas supertanker in early August and agreed with the host official’s views on orientations to forge cooperation between the two sides.
Regarding the upcoming visit to Vietnam, including HCM City, by the Cuban Prime Minister, he said the visit is designed to consolidate and take the relationship to new heights.