HCM City hopes for stronger cooperation with Australia

VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City desires the Australian Political Exchange Council to continue supporting Australia-Vietnam cooperation, particularly with the city on investment, trade, education, tourism and youth exchange, said municipal People’s Committee Vice Chairman Huynh Cach Mang at a reception for the council’s delegation on November 23.

He said the council’s annual dispatch of delegations to Vietnam demonstrates its goodwill and attention given to the cooperation between the two nations and between Australia and HCM City in particular. 

The municipal leader also highlighted the youth exchange between the two countries as a practical activity helping to deepen mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Australia.

HCM City has carried out a wide range of cooperation activities with Australia, especially at local level, he said, adding that the city has so far established its cooperation and friendship with Queensland state and the Australian Northern Territory, and it is considering the possibility of setting up relations with New South Wales state, Mang said.

On behalf of the council’s delegation, Elisapeta Kikkert, member of the Australian Capital’s House of Representatives, showed her impression with the city’s dynamic and strong development and promised the council’s greater efforts to forge the bilateral relations as well as those between Australia and HCM City. 

She said the delegation learned from experience in the operational methods of youth unions in Vietnamese localities and in youth development programmes. 

The Australian Political Exchange Council delegations of young leaders representing political parties of the Australian parliament and government agencies make annual visits to partner countries such as China, Germany, the UK, the US, Japan and Vietnam with the aim of gaining deeper insights into their political systems.