|Scene at the signing ceremony of a cooperation pact between Thua Thien - Hue and Gifu last year (Photo: thuathienhue.gov.vn)
The conference introduced the outcomes of their joint tourism research projects and a draft plan for future collaboration.
Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Dung said the two localities should support each other and exchange experience as they share similarities in their tourism sectors, particularly in terms of scenic and historical sites, culture, cuisine, and craft villages.
He noted that their cooperation will include boosting mutual understanding; exchanging information on the official websites and social media platforms of their authorities, associations, and businesses; attending each other’s annual cultural festivals; and organising fact-finding tours to their respective localities.
According to him, they will also hold a tourism and exchange programme between Hue University and Gifu University and make it part of the annual activities of the Vietnam-Japan friendship association.
As heard at the conference, the two provinces have worked to increase mutual understanding and promote their images to draw visitors in recent times.
They established their partnership in November 2016. Since then, regular bilateral exchanges, meetings, and discussions have taken place, with a number of business delegations from Gifu visiting Thua Thien-Hue to look for investment opportunities.
Gifu’s Takayama city and Thua Thien-Hue’s Hue city signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation and exchange, while Gifu University and Hue University have collaborated in academic researches and projects to improve the quality of teaching.