HCM City Party Committee Secretary meets Consuls General (Source :VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Politburo member Dinh La Thang presented himself as new Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Party Committee before foreign Consuls General in Ho Chi Minh City at a reception on February 23.

He shared with the guests that leading HCM City, which is a leader in economy, culture, education, science and technology, and international integration, is an honor and a huge challenge for him.

He affirmed that municipal leading officials have aspirations to renew and are determined to take actions to actualise those aspirations.

Appreciating the role of as well as constructive contributions by consuls general to the city’s development and integration, he stressed city officials are willing to listen to viewpoints from Consuls General and work with foreign representative offices to create a fair, healthy and competitive business and investment environment for businesses.

HCM City is focusing on raising its competitiveness, maintaining socio-political stability, developing economy, culture, and manpower, and promoting social justice, to generate a driving force for national industrialisation and modernisation, Thang told his guests.

As curbing traffic congestion and incidents, flooding, and environmental pollution will be a priority in the future; the City will need assistance from diplomatic representative offices and from local and foreign businesses as well, Thang stressed.

He noted that the city places importance on international cooperation and wishes to step up its friendship and cooperation with localities globally to achieve prosperity.

On behalf of the consul delegation, Simon Van Der Burg, Consul General of the Netherlands congratulated Dinh La Thang on his new position and spoke of practical changes the city is having as a result of his prompt instructions.

Simon Van Der Burg pledged maximum assistance to the city in implementing its development plans, while expressing his hope for city officials’ continued support for foreign businesses operating in the City.-VNA