HCM City strengthens ties with Canadia's Saskatchewan province

Vice Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Thi Thang received Jeremy Harrison, Minister of Trade and Export Development at the Government of Saskatchewan province in Canada’s Prairie region, on December 15 to discuss cooperation promotion.
The meeting between Vice Chairwoman of the HCM City People’s Committee Phan Thi Thang (R) and Jeremy Harrison, Minister of Trade and Export Development at the Government of Saskatchewan province, on December 15. (Photo: VNA)
The meeting between Vice Chairwoman of the HCM City People’s Committee Phan Thi Thang (R) and Jeremy Harrison, Minister of Trade and Export Development at the Government of Saskatchewan province, on December 15. (Photo: VNA)

Harrison said his visit aims to further intensify cooperation, especially in economy, with Ho Chi Minh City to contribute to the Canada - Vietnam cooperation and friendship.

He noted the administration of Saskatchewan highly values Ho Chi Minh City’s economic development potential and important role in the Vietnamese economy, adding that the city is the first locality in Vietnam where his province locates its office in.

On the basis of the sound cooperation between Vietnam and Canada, Saskatchewan wishes to further strengthen ties with Ho Chi Minh City in the fields of mutual concern, especially those matching the Canadian province’s strengths such as agriculture, education - training, and rare earth mining, the official said

Appreciating the Saskatchewan delegation’s high evaluation of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City, Thang said as an economic hub of the Southeast Asian country, her city welcomes Canadian enterprises’ investment in the fields they are strong at like clean technology, green energy, education, and training of high-quality human resources.

Businesses of Ho Chi Minh City are dynamic and creative while the local administration has also been working hard to make reforms, devise new mechanisms, and align policies with the local development situation. Given this, the city hopes to cooperate with Saskatchewan in exchanging urban and social management experience, she added.

Saskatchewan is one of the industrial manufacturing centres of Prairie region and Canada as a whole. It is also home to many leading universities of Canada.

VNA