A view of Ben Nghe canal in HCM City (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Vice Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang has hailed the wholehearted support given by the Republic of Korea (RoK) – Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group to the two countries’ cooperation, helping foster relations between his city and the RoK.

Meeting with the group’s Chairman Kim Hack Yong on September 24, Cang said the cooperation potential between HCM City and Korean localities and businesses remains large, especially in the spheres that caught HCM City’s interest and are the RoK’s strengths like electricity-electronics, auto mechanics, hi-tech agriculture and support industries.

The southern city of Vietnam pledges the best possible conditions for Korean firms to seek cooperation chances and do long-term investment and business, thus benefiting both sides, he noted.

Kim appreciated municipal authorities’ assistance to Korean companies and citizens in HCM City, adding that he will exert every effort to support the Vietnamese people in the RoK so as to enhance the two people’s friendship.

Valuing local potential and dynamic development, he affirmed that the RoK – Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group will step up activities to introduce and connect Korean businesses with HCM City ones. It is also ready to share experience in hi-tech agriculture and sustainable industrial development.

The RoK – Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group was set up in the RoK in May 1993. Meanwhile, the Vietnam – RoK Parliamentary Friendship Group was established in Vietnam two years later.-VNA