Ho Chi Minh City is willing to invite Chinese investors, including those from southwestern Yunnan province, to explore business opportunities.

Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairwoman of the City People’s Council Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam made the remarks at the April 26 reception for Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of China’s Yunnan province Qiu He, who is on a working visit to Vietnam.

The visit, which aims to strengthen cooperation with Vietnamese localities, falls on the local celebrations of the 39 th anniversary of Vietnam’s Liberation Day (April 30, 1975).

The host highlighted the long-standing relations and mutual understanding between the two Parties and people, which have been furthered through regular high-level exchanges.

She said the city is always keen on developing wide-ranging cooperation with other countries, including China.

Both the City and Yunnan province share a lot of similarities and strengths, especially in tourism – the industry expected to be forged ahead in the coming time, Tam said.

Qiu He said he is impressed by the city’s rapid growth. Advantageous transport links and infrastructure will allow the pair to work together, he added.

He suggested more bilateral exchanges in the fields of mutual interests in the time ahead.

He also invited the municipal leaders to attend the 22 nd Kunming Trade Fair which is slated for June in the province.-VNA