Tet gathering for foreign representative agencies in HCM City hinh anh 1Scene at the event (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee organized a get-together for foreign representative agencies on January 25, on the occasion of lunar New Year (Tet).

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said the southern city took the lead in socio-economic growth and international cooperation nationwide in 2018.

External activities that promote trade, market expansion, investment in tourism, and cultural exchange have been maintained, he added.

Expressing his gratitude for the contributions by foreign general consulates, non-governmental organisations, and businesses to the city’s development, Phong affirmed that it will deepen friendship cooperation with localities worldwide toward practical outcomes as well as boosting the quality of its international integration.

He hoped the foreign agencies will continue supporting the city’s growth in the future.

Singaporean Consul General and head of the diplomatic corps in Ho Chi Minh City Leow Siu Lin praised the holding of the event which, he said, reflected fruitful friendship and relations between the sides.

She wished the city to obtain further successes in completing its goals and vision, including its smart city plan, bringing more benefits for locals.

Foreign general consulates will keep their commitment in cooperating with the city to bring more prosperity to its dynamic development, she stated.

The same day, similar gatherings took place in the central city of Da Nang and northern province of Thai Nguyen.-VNA