Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang (R) and Secretary of the Party Committee of Shanghai city Han Zheng (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang received Secretary of the Party Committee of Shanghai city Han Zheng, who is leading a delegation to Vietnam, on May 12.

Thang hailed the delegation’s visit as a manifestation of common perceptions of the two countries’ leaders on intensifying high-ranking delegation exchanges as well as multi-faceted cooperation between the two Parties, States and localities.

He said he believes that the visit will help consolidate and develop the traditional friendship and comprehensive collaboration between the two nations and between Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City and other Vietnamese localities.

The guest stated that Shanghai and HCM City have set up a twin ties for 20 years. He expressed his hope that the city’s leaders will work to lift the two cities’ relations to a new height.

Both host and guest then witnessed the signing of several documents, including an agreement on strengthening friendship and cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and Shanghai, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the two Departments of External Affairs, and an MoU on educational cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Education and Training and Shanghai’s Educational Committee.-VNA