Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung (R) presents a souvenir to Vice Mayor of Edessa Anastasios Diou (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The capital city of Hanoi wants to increase exchanges and cooperation with cities and provinces of countries around the world, including Edessa city of Greece, said a local official.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung expressed the wish at a reception in Hanoi on April 12 for Vice Mayor of Edessa Anastasios Diou.

Hung said a lot of Greek businesses have invested in different fields in Vietnam, including tourism. In 2017 alone, Hanoi welcomed about 3,000 Greek visitors, he said.

With a population of nearly 10 million and area of over 3,000 square kilometers, Hanoi is potential market for both domestic and foreign enterprises, he said, adding that Hanoi is looking forward to greeting a delegation of Greek businesses to invest in the city.

Hung hoped thta the exchanges and connectivity between Hanoi and Edessa will contribute to lifting the Vietnam-Greece friendship to a new height.

For his part, Diou said this is the first time a delegation of high-ranking officials from Edessa city has visited and had a working session with a city of Vietnam. The visit aims  to explore local culture and history, and boost cooperation in tourism between localities, especially with Hanoi and central Nghe An province.

He expressed his belief that after the working visit to Hanoi, the relations between the two cities will see new progress. 

Leaders of Edessa city will actively urge Greek businesses to pour investments into Hanoi as well as other Vietnamese cities and provinces, he affirmed.-VNA