Ho Chi Minh City will do all it can to strengthen cooperation with Australia’s Northern Territory in areas of mutual interest.

Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan made the commitment while receiving visiting Chief Minister of Australia’s Northern Territory Government Adam Granham Giles on October 29.

Quan described the guest’s visit as a contribution to fostering the multifaceted ties between Australia and Vietnam in general and HCM City in particular.

Reviewing the developing bilateral relationship over the past time, he stressed that the two sides still see great potential for cooperation in all areas.

The HCM City leader suggested both sides create favourable conditions for their businesses to strengthen investment cooperation.

For his part, Adam Granham Giles said his visit aims to determine what countries the region will promote trade ties with in the future.

Ho Chi Minh City’s strong development with improved living standards in recent time is a good chance for Australia’s Northern Territory to develop trade with the city, he noted.

He expressed his wish that the municipal authorities will facilitate Australian businesses’ operations in the city while affirming that his region will encourage and provide the best conditions for those from Vietnam.

Both host and guest agreed to entrust relevant agencies to implement specific cooperation contents between HCM City and Australia’s Northern Territory in the time to come. To start with, the Australian side will welcome HCM City delegations to share experience in fire prevention and fighting.-VNA