A plan to organise a Vietnam Day or Week in Lvov, the central province of western Ukraine was well received by local authorities during their recent meetings with Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Minh Tri.

The Vietnamese diplomat said he appreciated Ukraine’s support for his homeland’s development process, particularly in the field of education and training, while noting that the organisation of Vietnam Day or Week events in the locality could significantly boost mutual understanding between the two peoples.

He also requested more favourable conditions for Vietnam promotion campaigns in Lvov.

Lvov Governor Oleg Sinhutka and Mayor Andrey Sadovoy said they were impressed by the progress made by Vietnam in recent years and suggested Vietnamese provinces and Lvov increase their collaboration across trade, tourism, education and training, and vehicle manufacturing.

They said the two sides should launch cultural and commercial promotion campaigns via the media.

During his stay, Tri also met with the Vietnamese community and updated them on the latest home affairs. The expats declared their willingness to help organise the Vietnam Day or Week events.-VNA