Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong speaks at the meeting (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The year 2016 saw effective collaboration between Ho Chi Minh City and international partners, an official has said.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong made the remark at a meeting with representatives from foreign missions, international and non-governmental organisations, and overseas business associations in the city on January 17 on the threshold of the Lunar New Year (Tet).

He highlighted the city’s socio-economic accomplishments last year and its plans for the future.

External activities were carried out effectively in politics and diplomacy, economics, culture, and work relating to overseas Vietnamese, he said.

He hoped consul generals along with representatives from foreign organisations and businesses will continue forging cooperation between the city and countries around the world to develop HCM City into a major centre of finance, trade, science and technology in Southeast Asia.

Consul General of the Netherlands and head of consul generals delegation of countries in HCM City Simon Van Den Burg said the city is a model of successful economic development.

He expressed his desire to work with municipal authorities to support the city’s development./.