HCM City seeks multifaceted experience from Netherlands hinh anh 1The HCM City delegation poses for a photo in front of the Vietnam Embassy in the Netherlands (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation from Ho Chi Minh City, led by Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem, has been on a working visit to the Netherlands.

The delegation held on September 26 a working session with the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands, during which Ambassador Ngo Thi Hoa said the two nations have cooperated closely in five strategic partnership fields and several new cooperation priorities that HCM City wants to partner with the Netherlands such as sustainable agriculture, water management, climate change adaptation, and smart city building.

The Netherlands is a leading European investor and trade partner of Vietnam, she said, noting that Dutch firms have been investing in many projects in HCM City and want to get better access to the local market.

Liem said during its working sessions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and economic and cultural establishments of the Netherlands, the delegation exchanged experience in smart city building, urban management, climate change adaptation, flood prevention, urban agriculture and marine economy.

Currently, the Netherlands is the 8th biggest foreign investor in HCM City, while the city’s exports account for one-eighth of the country’s total export value, he said.

Liem expressed his belief that following the official visits to the Netherlands by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and the signing of new cooperation agreements, bilateral cooperative relations will continue developing, thereby bringing benefits to both sides, including HCM City.-VNA