Being impressed with the Hanoi city at the first come, Helen Zille affirmed the hope that, the visit would facilitate Western Cape and Hanoi to exchange development experience in economy, trade and tourism…
Chairman of Hanoi’s People Committee Nguyen Duc Chung received Premier of the Western Cape Province Helen Zille
Premier Helen also introduced some economic strong points of Western Cape and expressed the hope that, cooperation related to Hanoi city would be conducted soon. Welcoming the Delegation’s visit, Chairman of Hanoi’s People Committee Nguyen Duc Chung briefted about the social-economic situation in Hanoi and Vietnam. With motto: “Vietnam wants to make friend with all the countries over the world”, until now, the country had set up diplomatic relation with nearly 200 nations. Lying on mutual interest basis, Vietnam attends numerous bilateral and multilateral foreign trade agreements. At the same time, Vietnam's government considers tourism as the key sector in GDP contribution.
In line with those guidelines, Hanoi focuses on 3 break-through phases: administrative reform, infrastructure improvement and labor force training; and also positively facilitate foreign investors. Affirming that both sides own plenty of cooperation potentials in culture, tourism, trade, agriculture, seafood and crime avoidance…Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung hopes the Delegation’s visit would build firm background to a Memorandum of Understanding of Comprehensive Cooperation between Hanoi city and Western Cape Province or Cape Town City.
Agreeing with proposal from Hanoi authority, Premier of the Western Cape Province Helen Zille pledged to facilitate all the upcoming collaborations between the city and province.