An art performance at the world cultural festival in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo VNA)

HCM City (VNA) -
Relations between Vietnam’s southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City and the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s localities have developed through economic cooperation and cultural exchanges.

Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong made the remark at a reception for RoK Ambassador to Vietnam Lee Hyuk in the city on November 16.

He said the two sides have signed several cooperation agreements over the years, bringing in positive outcomes.

At present, HCM City and the RoK’s Gyeongsangbuk-do are jointly organising a world cultural festival in the city, aiming to attract tourists, locals and businesses.

Lee Hyuk highlighted the growing bilateral ties and hailed HCM City’s efforts in working with the RoK to host the festival.

He hoped the two sides will further promote cultural and people-to-people exchanges.-VNA