Southwestern region, US’s Riverside city foster cooperation hinh anh 1At the reception (Source: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – Authorities of the Southwestern Steering Committee discussed cooperation with the delegation from the US city Riverside, led by Mayor William Bailey III, in Can Tho city on November 15.

Vice Head of the Committee Le Hung Dung introduced to the guests the regional potential, particularly in agriculture and seafood production, with Can Tho city as a regional economic, educational hub.

Dung expressed his wish that in the coming time Riverside will continue nurturing the fruitful cooperation with Can Tho and strengthening its cooperation with the Mekong Delta region in education, healthcare to boost export of regional key products to the city.

He also called on the US city to provide support for the regional localities in response to climate change and sea level rise while facilitating exchanges and connection between the two nations’ enterprises.

Sharing the view with the host on strengthening bilateral cooperation, Bailey underlined huge research potential between the two cities, with the highlight of the cooperation among Can Tho University, the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute and California Riverside University.

He stressed the need for the region to develop infrastructure while preserving their local cultural heritage, such as Cai Rang floating market.

In 2015, Can Tho and Riverside signed a cooperation pact and officially set up the twining relations.-VNA