HCM City leader receives Bangladeshi President hinh anh 1Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid writes in the guest book while visiting Cu Chi tunnel historical site (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City will do its utmost to promote the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Bangladesh, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan told Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid at their meeting in the city on August 12.

Quan hailed the fruitful visit of the Bangladeshi President, which he said takes place at a crucial time when Vietnam is preparing for the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).

Both countries share a lot of similarities and have large population, he said, adding that the President’s visit will help expand and elevate the bilateral relations to a new height.

He also took this opportunity to thank Bangladesh for supporting Vietnamese people during the cause of national independence, construction and development.

For his part, President Abdul Hamid said while this is the first time he has visited Vietnam, he always regards the country as a brother and vows to promote the close relationship between the two nations.

He expressed his hope that Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City in particular will continue to create favourable conditions for Bangladeshi nationals to visit and work in the country.

The same day, President Abdul Hamid met with representatives from the Bangladeshi community in the city and visited Cu Chi tunnel historical site.-VNA