Flooding in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)

Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Deputy Chairman Tat Thanh Cang received a delegation from Netherlands’ Emmen City on November 18, discussing cooperation in education and logistics.

Highlighting the mutually beneficial bond between Vietnam and the European country, Cang said his city looks forwards to establishing a Netherlands’ university in a bid to strengthen bilateral educational ties.

The southern economic and cultural hub also wants to expand the affiliation with Emmen City in logistics, tourism, and high-tech agriculture, among others.

Agreeing with his host, Emmen Mayor Cees Biji, who leads the visiting delegation, said his visit is to seek partnerships, particularly in education and logistics.

According to the mayor, earlier, the Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and the Netherlands’ Stenden University signed a pact on coordinating logistics research with the involvement of both nations’ enterprises. The joint study is expected to facilitate the transport of Vietnamese goods to Europe through Amsterdam and Rotterdam ports of the Netherlands, and Germany’s Port of Hamburg. Emmen city lies between these three ports.

Currently, Ho Chi Minh City and Emmen City are working together in trade promotion, education and urban management. Since 2000, several local official have gone to the Netherlands to learn about flood response, while Dutch experts have come to the southern hub, helping the city cope with flooding.-VNA