HCM City eyes stronger cooperation with Leipzip of Germany hinh anh 1Participants at the meeting (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) - Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Duong Anh Duc on November 29 hosted a reception for a visiting delegation of German businessmen and investors led by Torsten Bonew, First Deputy Mayor of Leipzip city

The HCM City official applauded the establishment of a representative office of Leipzig City in the southern economic hub, expressing the hope that the office will contribute to further promoting trade and investment cooperation between the two sides.

The municipal authorities will create favourable conditions for German businesses to invest and do business in  the locality, he stated, adding that Leipzig has strengths in industry, information technology and education, and these are also the areas which HCM City wants to develop. 

Duc thanked Leipzig’s authority for supporting HCM City in training, and sharing professional experience with local hospitals. He said HCM City is focusing on developing high-quality human resources, and has also been implementing projects related to digital transformation and development of smart cities, so the city wishes to receive more support from Germany in those fields. 

For his part,  Bonew affirmed the establishment of Leipzig’s representative office in HCM City as well as the visit of the German business delegation reflects the increasingly effective partnership between the two cities. 

Leipzig's businesses wish to further promote investment and cooperation with HCM City in health, education, and culture, thus contributing to deepening the Vietnam - Germany strategic partnership, he said.

Earlier, Bonew and the German business delegation visited and worked with representatives of the Military Hospital 175, during which the two sides inked a cooperation agreement. 

Accordingly, Military Hospital 175 and University Hospital Leipzig will strengthen their existing cooperation; and coordinate in training medical staff through hospital management courses, internship programmes, and professional exchanges./.