Hanoi, Moscow step up all-around cooperation

VOV.VN - Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin on May 23 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Hanoi-Moscow cooperation for 2019-2021.

The signing is part of activities on the fringes of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visit to Russia.

During their talks following the signing ceremony, Mayor Sobyanin hailed the development of the sound traditional friendship between Moscow and Hanoi, and updated his guest on the socio-economic development and projects of the Russian capital city.

He affirmed Moscow’s willingness to partner as well as share advanced technologies and achievements with Hanoi, including those in the fields of smart city construction, e-government, healthcare, advanced medical technology, education-training, tourism, cultural, art, and cuisine and people-to-people exchanges. 

The municipal leader, in turn, applauded the recent socio-economic results of Moscow, especially urban management and planning, infrastructure investment, as well as the successful organization of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

He was appreciative of the two countries’ traditional cooperation and expects that the two sides will efficiently launch cooperation programmes to tap into the cities’ potential and strengths in a more effective manner. 

Accordingly, the two cities will team up to organise trade and tourism investment promotion programmes, and facilitate the “Moscow House in Hanoi” project. 

The Hanoi leader expressed his hope that Moscow authorities will take heed to and create optimal conditions for overseas Vietnamese in the city, as well as support business activities of the Hanoi-Moscow trade centre.

Hanoi desires to share its experience and transfer technology in smart city building, especially its smart transport system, Chung added. 

Both cities will also work hand in hand to promote each other’s images to the world through a cooperation project between Hanoi and Moscow’s 24-hr television channels. 

They will also collaborate to ensure the successful organisation of the “Moscow Days in Hanoi” event set for November this year, part of activities celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Russia diplomatic relations.

Chung also invited Sobyanin and his spouse to visit Hanoi during the event.

Echoing his guest’s views, Sobyanin said Moscow is willing to provide documents and dispatch experts to help Hanoi develop its smart transport system, public services programme, high-tech healthcare services, and arrange training courses and exchange programmes for students.