Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong ​(R) and Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Robert Kaliňák (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has called on Slovak and Vietnamese businesses to step up their cooperation in such areas as chemical industry, electric equipment, food industry and tourism. 

HCM City is willing to create the best possible conditions for Slovak firms to run long-term business in the locality, the official told visiting Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Robert Kaliňák on June 1. 

Phong said Robert Kaliňák’s visit contributes to enhancing the fruitful time-honoured cooperation between Slovakia and Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City as well. 

He called on the Slovak Government to continue facilitating the Vietnamese’s integration into the Slovak society as well as their role of bridging the two countries. 

Robert Kaliňák said he was impressed by achievements Vietnam has recorded over the past time, saying with a lot of similarities, the two countries can support each other in national construction and development. 

The long-standing cooperation and friendship should be demonstrated through specific, effective economic projects and programmes, he said. 

Slovakia stands ready to cooperate with Vietnam, including HCM City, in fields like machinery and tourism in order to turn the two sides’ potential into practical projects, thus contributing to tightening the bilateral ties.-VNA