HCM City, RoK’s Daejeon city further cooperation hinh anh 1One corner of Daejeon city (Photo: daejeon.go.kr)

HCM City (VNA)
– Representative office of the Republic of Korea’s Daejeon city, inaugurated in Ho Chi Minh City on June 13, will make significant contributions to promoting cooperation between the two cities, especially in the fields of Daejeon’s strengths like high technology and smart city construction.

Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong made the statement while holding a reception on June 13 for Daejeon Mayor Kwon Sun Taik who is on a visit to the Vietnamese southern hub.

Expressing his delights over the growing cooperation and friendship between the two cities, Phong lauded the role of RoK enterprises and communities in Ho Chi Minh City in the city’s socio-economic development.

He said that they have served as a bridge to consolidate and branch out relations between Ho Chi Minh City and the RoK’s localities as well as between Vietnam and the RoK in general.

For his part, Kwon Sun Taik said he was impressed with vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, adding that Daejeon has huge potential and boasts great opportunities to collaborate with Ho Chi Minh City in technology development and smart city building.

The Daejeon Mayor took the occasion to propose the city’s leaders to create more favourable conditions for the newly-inaugurated representative office, helping develop cooperation between the two cities, especially in trade, investment and tourism.

Daejeon is the fifth largest metropolitan city in the RoK. In the past four decades, Daejeon has led the future of the RoK in science and technology. It is home to 30 governmental-funded research institutes, 19 universities and 400 private funded business R&D centres.-VNA