Can Tho fosters economic, cultural links with RoK’s Gimcheon province hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Can Tho (VNA) – Chairman of the Can Tho city People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong and Governor of Gimcheon province of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Park Bo Saeng discussed orientations for economic and cultural cooperation between the two localities.

During their meeting in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 23, the Gimcheon Governor suggested the two localities sign a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral partnership, focusing on the trading of their farm produce.

He asked Can Tho authorities to help with the organisation of more workshops, fairs and exhibitions in order to connect Vietnamese and Korean businesses, particularly those from Can Tho and Gimcheon.

The governor also informed his host that Korean enterprises hope to sell their agricultural machinery in Vietnam.

Chairman Vo Thanh Thong affirmed Can Tho always regards the RoK as a strategic partner, a prestigious supplier and a promising export market.

The city is accelerating its export of seafood, garments-textiles, fertilisers and chemicals to the RoK while importing pharmaceutical and garment-textile materials from the market, he said.

Besides, Can Tho has also paid attention to promoting ties with the ROk in the fields of education and culture, the official said, adding that the RoK has conducted many educational cooperation projects with the city, such as the establishment of the King Sejong Institute and the Korean Studies Centre, among others.

According to the Can Tho Department of External Affairs, the RoK is currently running nine investment projects in the city with accumulated capital of 247 million USD. Two others are funded by RoK’s official development assistance (ODA), including the Vietnam-RoK industrial incubator. RoK non-governmental organisations (NGO) have also sponsored four projects in Can Tho.-VNA