Participants in a meeting between HCM City officials and Vietnamese diplomats pose for a photo (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City pledges to support and cooperate with new Vietnamese ambassadors and consul generals in developing cooperation with countries around the world.

The municipal leaders made the commitment while receiving heads of Vietnamese diplomatic representative agencies abroad for the 2017-2020 tenure in the city on June 7.

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan called on the new diplomats to work hard to promote economic, trade and investment cooperation as well as culture and tourism links between Vietnam and the host countries.

He wished the new ambassadors and consul generals a successful working tenure, contributing to strengthening the cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and other countries.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong briefed the delegation on the city’s socio-economic development and foreign relations, especially in the last five months.

He said the city wants to receive assistance from the Vietnamese diplomatic agencies abroad to further expand trade and investment cooperation with traditional partners as well as new potential ones.

The city mayor also called for the diplomats’ support for HCM City in attracting investment from countries in infrastructure and smart urban development.

On behalf of the delegation, Ambassador Vu Quang Minh, assistant to the Foreign Minister and new ambassador to Cambodia, affirmed that new ambassadors and consul generals will work to foster links between HCM City and foreign localities in particular as well as countries and territories in general. -VNA