Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen (right) at Semicon West 2016 in San Francisco. (Photo: Sai Gon Giai Phong)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen has met with Mayor of San Francisco to discuss the programme for economic cooperation by 2020 between the two cities.

During the meeting in San Francisco on July 13, the two sides agreed to together boost their bilateral relations, contributing to further developing the strategic partnership between Vietnam and the US, the Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon) newspaper reported.

Tuyen, accompanied by a delegation of the committee and businesses from Ho Chi Minh City, joined a number of trade and investment promotion events, met with overseas Vietnamese enterprises and called for more foreign investments into Ho Chi Minh City.

The vice chairman also attended the opening ceremony of Semicon West 2016, an annual event for global microelectronics industry in San Francisco on the same day.

The trade show, which takes place from July 12-14 (local time), features more than 700 leading firms from the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Germany, Singapore and so on with new products for microelectronics design and manufacturing on display.

Among the exhibited products are those manufactured at Saigon Hi-tech Park in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City.

The show expects to welcome about 18,000 visitors this year.-VNA