Hanoi enhances development cooperation with Canada, Pakistan

Wednesday, 2017-12-06 03:50:28
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Chairman of Hanoi municipal People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (right) receives Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. (Credit: hanoi.gov.vn)
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NDO – Chairman of Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung hosted receptions in the city on December 5 for delegations from Canada and Pakistan to seek measures toenhance development cooperation.

Receiving Canada’s delegation, led by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Chairman Chung hoped that the visit would strengthen the bilateral cooperation between Hanoi and Ontario province, particularly in education and training, application of technological advances in administrative reform, training of human resources, tourism, clean technology and business investment.

He also emphasised the fact that Ontario has invested 22 projects worth nearly US$6 million in Hanoi. The trade turnover between the two localities reaches around US$100 million.

For her part, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said that Canada’s enterprises and organisations were very interested in Vietnamese market and Hanoi.

The delegation’s visit will contribute to deepening the long-term relations between the two countries in general, and in particular the two localities, she added.

Premier Kathleen Wynne also affirmed that Ontario is always willing to support Hanoi in all fields, especially in education and the exchange of teachers and students.

She stressed the enhancement of the role of the government in encouraging enterprises from Hanoi and Ontario to boost cooperation as well as proposed that the two sides would further promote the role of Canadian Embassy in Hanoi.

On the same day, Chairman of Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung received a delegation from Islamic Republic of Pakistan, led by Deputy Director of Lahore National School of Public Policy Muhammad Jamil Ahqi.

The visit aimed to learn from Hanoi’s experience in management and implementation of policies for development.

At the meeting, Chairman Chung informed the foreign friends of three breakthroughs to develop the city, including investment in infrastructure, training of high-quality human resources and administrative reform.

Mian Muhammad Jamil Ahqi was impressed with the achievements in socio-economic development of Vietnam, particularly Hanoi, over the past years.

He affirmed that the Pakistan’s delegation has enjoyed useful experience during the working visit and hoped that the two countries would continue to further enhance cooperation and exchange activities for development in the near future.

Chairman of Hanoi municipal People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung receives Muhammad Jamil Ahqi, Deputy Director of Lahore National School of Public Policy from Pakistan. (Credit: hanoimoi.com.vn)