Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem on December 10 received visiting Vice Governor of China’s Guangdong province Zhao Yu Fang.

The two sides discussed measures to enhance their cooperation, especially in tourism, culture, education, infrastructure, transport, mechanics and agriculture.

Liem lauded Zhao’s visit to HCM City and her presence at a periodic conference reviewing the connection between Vietnam’s localities and Guangdong over the previous year and a trade forum , which, he said, will help foster trade exchanges between the two localities as well as the two nations.

He stated that the city and Guangdong province hold many similarities and potential to intensify ties in trade, tourism, industry and agriculture.

The city will create all possible conditions for the two sides’ businesses to expand their investments and operations, he added.

Zhao said that her province has been twinned with the city since 2009, adding that their cooperation agreements in economics, trade, investment and tourism have benefited both sides.

She emphasised that it is time for the two sides to speed up cooperation to lift their ties to a new height.-VNA