Liem told his guest that the promotion of relations with Korean localities will make positive contributions to further reinforcing the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Over recent years, HCM City and Daegu have intensified high-ranking delegation exchange and jointly organized a string of activities such as Daegu festivals, business forums and most recently a concert celebrating the third founding anniversary of bilateral relations, Liem said.
He also affirmed his city’s readiness to offer the best possible conditions for Daegu businesses to invest in the fields where they hold advantages and HCM City has demand, particularly infrastructure development, metro system, flood prevention programme and environmental pollution reduction, among others.
In reply, Kim said he is elated with stronger cooperation between HCM City and Daegu city after the establishment of friendship and cooperative ties. Daegu city’s representative office in HCM City has become an important bridge connecting businesses and people of the two cities, he noted.
The Vice Mayor briefed his host on Daegu’s potential for spurring the development of the processing, automobile, water equipment, health and mining industries, saying the city desires to enhance investment and trade links with HCM City businesses in the time to come.
Daegu is one of the largest cities in the RoK, just behind Seoul, Busan and Incheon.
Kim Seung-su is currently on a working visit to HCM City to mark three years of friendship and cooperative relations between the two cities.