The Mayor of Ho Chi Minh City has proposed that Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj do all he can to twin the city with the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator .

During their November 24 meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan said the city will do its utmost to effectively realise the agreements recently reached between leaders of both countries.

Ho Chi Minh City will back local businesses to meet and cooperate with their Mongolian partners, he said.

Quan also voiced belief that President Elbegdorj’s visit will help further beef up bilateral ties between the two countries and between Ho Chi Minh City and Mongolian localities in particular.

Expressing his pleasure at the outcomes of his visit, President Elbegdorj said that Mongolia and Vietnam have shared a long-standing traditional friendship initiated by former leaders of both countries and consolidated and developed by generations.

He lauded the idea to establish twin relations between Ho Chi Minh City and Ulan Bator city, confirming that leaders of Ulan Bator city also share the same wish.

Mongolia always welcomes businesses from Vietnam in general, he said.

Earlier on November 22 and 23, President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj attended and delivered a speech at the Vietnam-Mongolia Business Forum in Ho Chi Minh City . He visited the coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.-VNA