During a working session in the city with a delegation led by the head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, Hoang Binh Quan, Nhan also said tourist arrivals in the city have grown by around 25 percent each year.
Over the recent years, the city has fostered friendships and cooperation ties with Vietnam’s neighboring countries and strategic partners, and stepped up diplomatic activities with foreign localities and coordination between local enterprises and foreign partners, he said.
For his part, Quan lauded the city for effectively undertaking several diplomatic works, including the reception of delegations, management of non-governmental organisations and information for foreign services, as well as its important contributions to relations with neighboring countries such as Laos, Cambodia, and other important traditional partners.
He asked the city to become a model of external work for other localities nationwide by further improving the quality of overseas working trips; effectively realising signed agreements to foster trust and long-term cooperation with foreign partners; strengthening and improving the political and economic efficiency of people-to-people diplomacy; and actively supporting the Party’s and State’s external work in the future.
During 2017 and the first half of this year, Ho Chi Minh City actively launched comprehensive diplomatic activities channelled through the Party, administration, and people in the pillars of politics, economy, culture, people-to-people diplomacy, and overseas Vietnamese work, thus contributing to improving its stature on the international arena, especially in Southeast Asia.
The city welcomed over 200 foreign delegations, effectively held the city leaders’ working trips abroad to tighten friendship and promote trade, and actively stepped up economic diplomatic activities.
In the near future, the city will continue to synchronously launch the Party’s and State’s external activities and people-to-people diplomacy; realise signed agreements with foreign localities; actively prevent negative impact from global integration; and perform the work related to overseas Vietnamese appropriately.