Vietnamese and Australian delegates take a photo together (Source: http://voh.com.vn)

HCM City (VNA)
- Ho Chi Minh City hopes the Australian Political Exchange Council to continue supporting cooperation between Australia and Vietnam in general and with Ho Chi Minh City in particular, especially in investment, trade, education, tourism and youth exchange.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Huynh Cach Mang made the wish during a reception for a delegation from the council on November 23.

Mang spoke highly of the council for annually sending delegations to Vietnam, saying this shows its goodwill and interest for the cooperation between the two countries and between Australia and HCM City in particular.

The exchange between the two countries’ youths is a practical activity that contributes to enhancing mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation between the two nations, he said.

Mang stressed that HCM City has actively implemented cooperation activities with Australia, especially at local level.

The city has so far established its cooperation and friendship with Queensland state and the Australian Northern Territory, and it is considering the possibility to set up ties with New South Wales state, he noted.

On behalf of the council’s delegation, Elisapeta Kikkert, member of the Australian Capital’s House of Representatives, expressed her impression at the city’s dynamic and strong development, hoping that the council will make more efforts to contribute to promoting the bilateral relations as well as those between her country and HCM City.

She said the delegation learned from experience in the operational methods of youth unions in Vietnamese localities, especially in moral education and implementation of youth development programmes.

Annually, the Australian Political Exchange Council  organises delegations of young leaders representing political parties in the Australian parliament and government agencies to visit to explore political systems of partner countries such as China, Germany, the UK, the US, Japan and Vietnam.-VNA