HCM City: Authorities appreciate contributions of int’l agencies hinh anh 1Scene at the meeting (Source: qdnd)

HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee on February 8 held a meeting with foreign countries’ representative agencies in the city to foster friendship and cooperation.

On behalf of municipal authorities, People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong thanked consulates, non-governmental organisations, foreign businesses and international friends for their contributions to the city’s development.

The leader said he believes the support will continue, helping HCM City grow and expand international cooperation.

Phong informed participants of local diplomatic highlights in 2017 in terms of relations establishment with foreign localities, international integration, self-promotion and resources attraction.

Singaporean Consul General to HCM City Leow Siu Lin congratulated the southern economic hub on its achievements last year, which reflected its leading role in the Vietnamese economy, stable business climate, effective policies and hard-working residents.

Lauding the relationship between the city and foreign diplomatic missions, she affirmed her commitment to working with other consuls to assist local authorities in enhancing prosperity and international engagement.-VNA