At the reception (Source: VNA)  
 
HCM City (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen and UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Ed Vaizey discussed ways to boost two-way trade and investment during a reception in the city on October 4.

Speaking highly of the Vietnam –UK ties in diverse areas, Tuyen said Ho Chi Minh City is honoured to be chosen as a venue for events and cooperation programmes between the two nations.

He lauded the UK’s support to the programme “City of the Future”, affirming that the city wants to partner with the UK in high-tech agriculture, smart urban development and education-training, thus bringing benefits to both sides.

The host also thanked the UK for assistance in personnel training on public-private partnership and urban construction.

Vaizey, for his part, thanked the city for providing support to the British Council to operate effectively, hoping that it will receive further help to promote English teaching and learning there.

He expressed satisfaction at the joint work between UK and Vietnamese enterprises, including the construction of the 81-storey Landmark building in the city.

The guest said he is readiness to help the city with high-tech agriculture by connecting it with leading UK experts in the field.

UK firms also expressed willingness to help the city deal with problems in water drainage, build urban transportation system and expand airports.-VNA