Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan received the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, at Reunification Palace on January 19.

The Argentine President is making an official visit to Vietnam from January 18-21 at the invitation of President Truong Tan Sang.

At the reception, Quan expressed his belief that the cooperation between the two countries will see a stronger development after President Cristina Fernandez’s visit, adding that HCM City will create favorable conditions for Argentina’s enterprises to do business and invest in the city.

For her part, Fernandez agreed with Quan’s idea that HCM City will establish twin relationship with a locality in Argentina.

She also shared the city leader’s view that the two sides should encourage their businesses to increase mutual visits to seek investment and cooperation opportunities.

The two sides discussed cooperation opportunities between Vietnam and Argentina in the fields of energy, biotechnology research, investment and tourism.

Earlier the same day, the Argentine President visited the historical relic site of Cu Chi underground tunnel./.VNA