HCM City, France cooperate in anti-corruption hinh anh 1Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Huynh Cach Mang (R) ​and Director of the  French Anti-corruption Agency Charles Duchaine. (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Huynh Cach Mang has expressed his hope that the French Anti-corruption Agency (FAA) and the HCM City Inspectorate will cooperate with each other and exchange experience in the fight against corruption.

At a reception for FAA Director Charles Duchaine in HCM City on January 18, the official said the partnership between the two sides is expected to contribute to socio-economic development in each country.

Mang expressed his delight at the fruitful development of the Vietnam-France relations, especially after the two countries agreed to lift their ties to a strategic partnership in 2013.

The relationship between HCM City and France is also developing strongly, particularly cooperation between southern metropolis and French localities in economy, culture, arts and people-to-people exchange, he said.

For his part, Charles Duchaine said that France and Vietnam need to support each other in order to improve their anti-corruption capacity.

Lauding the local authority’s political determination in the combat, the FAA Director noted his hope that the FAA and the municipal Inspectorate will implement their cooperation programmes and materialise the memorandum of understanding on cooperation in this field signed by the French agency and the Vietnam Government Inspectorate recently.-VNA