An official of Ho Chi Minh City has asked the UK to continue to help the city in training high-quality human resource and provide more scholarships to Vietnamese students.

Nguyen Thi Hong, Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee, made the request at her January 28 meeting with David Puttman, the British Prime Minister trade envoy to Vietnam, Lao, Cambodia and Myanmar.

She briefed her guest on the positive impacts of several educational cooperation programmes between the two countries, especially the UK’s scholarships that have enabled Vietnamese students to study in the European nation.

Regarding economics, she informed that in 2015, Ho Chi Minh City will prioritise promoting bilateral cooperation in trade and tourism via a number of workshops between their businesses and State management agencies.

David Puttman highlighted the two nations’ deepening bilateral relationship, adding the UK wishes to cement the ties with HCM City in terms of economic development, investment and transfer of modern educational models.-VNA