At a meeting with Governor of Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama during his visit to the Indonesian metropolis from November 5-7, Thao gave his host an overview of Hanoi, saying the more than 1,000-year-old city is the oldest among capitals of the Southeast Asian countries with a plenty of historical and cultural heritages.
|Leaders of the two cities (Source :VNA)
It is now rising as an attractive destination in the region in terms of economy, politics, culture and tourism, he added.
Governor Purnama agreed, hoping that the two cities will cooperate in dealing with issues facing their development such as urban transportation, the environment, housing and administrative reforms.
Both sides said they are looking forward to a tighter partnership towards a modern and prosperous development in the future, thus contributing to the upcoming ASEAN Community.