Governor Vaclav Slajs of the Czech Republic’s Pilsen region hoped his visit to Ho Chi Minh City will turn a new page in the ties between the two localities, which are both known for their dynamic growth.

The governor made the remark during a meeting with HCM City mayor Le Hoang Quan on April 18, adding that his country always considers Vietnam a priority cooperative partner, taking into consideration the close ties between the former Czechoslovakia and Vietnam.

Concurring with his guest, Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan said the southern hub has long provided favourable conditions for Czech nationals and business community to live and work in the city.

Quan declared that HCM City wishes to strengthen the ties with Pilsen, contributing to cementing the long-term diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Czech Republic, which marks its 65th anniversary this year.-VNA