Top officials of the Ho Chi Minh City and the German city of Leipzig have talked about the possibility of future cooperation in culture, health care, education-training and sports.

The talks took place in HCM City on December 13 between Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan and Lord Mayor of Leipzig city Burkhard Jung, who is in Vietnam for a working visit.

Chairman Quan said he believes the visit will open up more chances to advance ties between the two cities on the basis of their memorandum of understanding signed in 2005, adding that he hopes they will reach an official cooperation scheme soon.

The Leipzig mayor, for his part, suggested that the two sides work out specific content for cooperation as early as possible, focusing on partnerships between their universities and small and medium-sized enterprises.

A lot of Leipzig firms are interested in HCM City market, especially in waste treatment, he said.

He told his host that the German Government backs the home-grown firms to invest in HCM City.

Both sides agreed to urge relevant agencies to prepare documents and plans for joint projects next year.-VNA