Vice Secretary of Hanoi’s Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang (R) welcomes Chairman of South Ostrobothnia Regional Council Kai Pontine (Source: hanoimoi.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and Vice Secretary of Hanoi’s Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang on January 10 received a delegation from Finland’s South Ostrobothnia region led by Chairman of its Regional Council Kai Pontinen.

Speaking at the meeting, Hang said 2018 witnessed fine developments in Vietnam-Finland ties, especially in economic, trade and investment cooperation.

Hanoi and South Ostrobothnia also carried out many collaboration activities, particularly in culture, education and training.

The signing of a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the Hanoi People’s Committee and South Ostrobothnia Regional Council on January 7 marked a new milestone in bilateral relations.

Along with traditional cooperative fields like education, vocational training and cultural exchanges, both sides will intensify collaboration in social welfare, trade, investment, tourism, green technology, energy and sustainable development, Hang added.

To give cooperation programmes the highest efficiency, Kai Pontinen suggested the two sides hold annual review conferences.

Thanking Hanoi authorities for the warm welcome, he expressed his hope to receive working delegations from the city in the future.-VNA