Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem and Deputy Governor of Maranhao state Carlos Brandao (Source: VNA)
 
HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City wishes to share experience with Brazil’s Maranhao state in high-tech agriculture, seaport development and high technologies, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem.

At a reception for Deputy Governor of Maranhao state Carlos Brandao on October 27, Liem called on the two sides’ leaders to push tourism promotion, explaining both that HCM City and Maranhao state boast great potential for tourism development.

The official highlighted strong developments in the relationship between Vietnam and Brazil since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1989, with two-way trade reaching 3 billion USD in 2016, 1.5 times higher than that in 2013.

Echoing Liem’s views, Carlos Brandao said with similarities in culture and weather and soil conditions, HCM City and Maranhao state have a lot of potential cooperation areas like agriculture, trade, tourism and investment.

During his stay in HCM City, Carlos Bradao is scheduled to attend the Vietnam-Brazil Trade Forum co-orgagnised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)’s chapter in the city, and Maranhao state.-VNA