Hanoi (VNA) – The capital city of Hanoi and the Normandie region of France have agreed to foster cooperation in tourism and human resources training effectively and sustainably.

It was reached during a working session in Hanoi on May 17 between Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and Vice President of Normandie region Francois Xavier Priollaud.

Chung said Hanoi targets to develop tourism into its spearhead economy on the back of over 1,000 historic and cultural sites. However, the city’s tourism sector has yet to fully tap its advantage.

The city has devised a tourism development scheme, with a focus on transport upgrade and connectivity with cities, provinces and tourist landmarks at home and abroad, he said.

The host also pledged the best possible support for joint work for the long-term benefit of the two sides.

Priollaud, for his part, described Normandie as a famed tourist destination during the second World War with a long and beautiful coastline. Additionally, the region is also strong in hi-quality workforce training with the 140-year-old EM Normandie School.

He wished that both sides would intensify bilateral links across human resources training, planning consultation and Hanoi tourism development.-VNA