Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and Mayor of Shanghai Ying Yong (Source: VNA)
 
Shanghai (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has welcomed Shanghai firms to do long-term business in Vietnam, especially in the high-tech supporting industry and logistics. 

He made the statement during a meeting with Mayor of Shanghai Ying Yong on the occasion of his visit to attend the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in the city on November 5. 

The PM affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, Government, and people treasure the development and enhancement of friendly neighborliness and comprehensive cooperation with their Chinese counterparts, as well as support the exchange and cooperation with Chinese localities, including Shanghai. 

He asked Shanghai to facilitate all-level visits and existing cooperation mechanisms with Ho Chi Minh City; as well as actively study the extension of new cooperation mechanisms with Vietnamese ministries, agencies, and localities, especially in the fields where Shanghai has strengths and Vietnam has demand. 

The leader expressed his wish that Shanghai would assist Vietnamese firms in joining the CIIE and make it easier for Vietnam’s agro-forestry-fishery products to gain presence in the markets of Shanghai and, more broadly, China. 

PM Phuc applauded Shanghai and Vietnamese localities to hold people-to-people exchanges and assist Vietnam in personnel training. 

Ying, for his part, highly valued the traditional friendship and mutually-beneficial collaboration with Vietnamese ministries, agencies, and localities. 

He expressed his hope to expand coordination with Vietnamese localities to push forward the effective and practical development of bilateral economic-trade and tourism ties, contributing to strengthening the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.–VNA