The host said Vietnam and Thailand have been cooperating closely and supporting each other at multilateral forums to achieve mutual targets and help build a sustainable and prosperous ASEAN community.
On behalf of city leaders, he thanked the State and people of Thailand, especially Thai businesses and nationals in Ho Chi Minh City, for supporting local efforts against COVID-19.
Hoan noted his belief that the Thai Senate delegation’s visit will contribute to friendship and cooperation between Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, and Thailand.
Supachai Somcharoen said the two countries, which boast long-standing relations, have been working together to promote bilateral ties in politics, economy, and security, while also assisting each other during testing times.
He congratulated Ho Chi Minh City on its initial achievements in digital transformation and smart city building, adding that it shares many similarities with Thailand’s Bangkok, which has also obtained outstanding economic progress.
The Senate Vice President voiced his hope for more opportunities to foster partnerships with Ho Chi Minh City in fields of common interest.
At the meeting, the two sides also shared information about urban management, fiscal policy, the education system, and smart city building.