HCM City leaders receive heads of Vietnam’s overseas representative bodies hinh anh 1Politburo member and Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen (standing) speaks at the meeting with heads of Vietnam’s overseas representative bodies on March 17. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City called for support from heads of Vietnam’s overseas representative bodies for local development, during a meeting on March 17.

Politburo member and Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen appreciated opinions by the new ambassadors of Vietnam and highly valued their sense of responsibility and aspiration to dedicate to the country.

He asked the HCM City People’s Committee to soon devise a mechanism of coordination with Vietnam’s overseas representative bodies so as to contribute to local development.

Stressing that the ambassadors and heads of overseas representative agencies are representatives of Vietnam in the eyes of foreign friends and partners, Nen wished them good health; steadfastness in their stance, thought, and revolutionary ethics; and success in performing the tasks assigned by the Party, State, and people.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Phan Van Mai thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Vietnam’s overseas representative bodies for their considerable contributions to the city’s development.

He called on the agencies to continue advising HCM City about development trends in the world, introducing urban management experiences and economic development models, and connect the southern metropolis with resources to support local development.

HCM City always attaches great importance to the role of external affairs in building its image, attracting development resources, and enhancing its international integration capacity, the Chairman noted, pledging support for the agencies and asking for their close coordination.

On behalf of the heads of overseas representative bodies, Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu said the ambassadors and heads of agencies are always aware of their role in contributing to the development of HCM City, an economic locomotive and growth engine of Vietnam.

He added they will do their utmost to help with local development, and that they also hope for receive coordination and assistance from HCM City for completing their duties./.