Quang Nam strengthens ties with foreign localities hinh anh 1Korean culture day in Quang Nam.
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Quang Nam (VNA)
– The central coastal province of Quang Nam will enhance relations with foreign localities and develop sound ties with foreign diplomatic agencies and international and non-governmental organisations in the province in service of its socio-economic growth.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Van Thu made the statement at a meeting on January 11 with 350 representatives from foreign organisations and businesses having investments in the locality.

Despite complex developments in the world and regional politics and security, climate change and natural disasters in 2017, Quang Nam province made concerted efforts, overcame challenges and gained remarkable achievements, he noted.

The locality successfully organised a wide range of important diplomatic events which left overwhelming impression on international visitors and friends like the 6th Quang Nam Heritage Festival, Korean culture day in Quang Nam, Hoi An-Japan Cultural Exchange, Quang Nam-Sekong high-level meeting and events held within the framework of the APEC Year 2017.

Thu stressed that twining relations between the locality and Laos’s Sekong province are developing with many activities to celebrate the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties and 40 years of signing the Treaty on Amity and Cooperation between the two countries.

Also, the province inked and is carrying out cooperation deals with the Republic of Korea’s Osan, Yongin and Gwangyang cities, Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture, Thailand’s Ubon Rathchathani and France’s Cotes d’Armor.

During 2016-2017, it welcomed 70 foreign delegations with more than 700 visitors. It granted investment licences for 30 new FDI projects with total registered capital of more than 200 million USD, helping create jobs for 20,000 local labourers.

The province has accompanied non-governmental organisations in 240 programmes and projects with total sponsored value of 20 million USD. -VNA