Hai Phong to host Vietnam-China conference hinh anh 1A view of Hai Phong city (Source: haiphong.gov.vn)

Hai Phong (VNA) - The eighth conference on economic corridor cooperation among five cities and provinces from Vietnam and China will take place in the northern city of Hai Phong on November 21-24.

The targeted Vietnamese cities are Hanoi and Hai Phong and the provinces are Lao Cai and Quang Ninh, as well as the Chinese province of Yunnan.

This meeting will focus on assessing the implementation of the results achieved, difficulties and obstacles in carrying out the contents of the memorandum of understanding signed at the seventh conference. Besides this, the event will also unify the effective and practical co-operation, set concrete directions and find appropriate solutions to further promote cooperation among provinces and cities and construct the Kunming-Lao Cai-Hanoi-Hai Phong-Quang Ninh economic corridor to become a model of effective cooperation between Vietnam and China.

The economic corridor conference is one of the initiatives aimed at creating a basis for friendly exchange, especially in terms of the economy, among localities in particular and between the two countries in general.

Since the first conference held in Hanoi in September 2004, the cooperation between the five localities has achieved significant progress in many aspects, such as actively promoting cooperation and connection between provinces, investment trade development, construction of joint trade centres, and creating favourable conditions for upgrading transport, thus contributing to the development of sustainable relations between the two sides.

The event will take place at the Hai Phong City Convention Centre.-VNA