Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam voiced her hope for stronger cooperation between the city and the Chinese city of Shanghai in many fields based on the traditional friendship between Vietnam and China.

Speaking at an October 9 reception for a visiting delegation from the Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress led by its Chairwoman Yin Yicui, Tam promised to work to enhance the sharing and exchanges of experience between the people’s councils of the two cities.

She congratulated the Chinese city on its great achievements over the recent past, and expressed her belief that Vietnam and China will continue to promote their traditional friendship during the process of cooperation and development.

For her part, Yin Yicui said Shanghai and HCM City have many similarities in terms of geographical position as well as their important role to their countries.

She suggested that the two cities hold various meaningful activities in 2014 to mark the 20th anniversary of their twinning relationship and re-sign the document to further promote the ties.-VNA