Chairman Phong expressed his pleasure with the sound development of the ties between Switzerland and Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, in various fields.
Informed the Swiss guest on the city’s socio-economic development, Chairman Phong proposed the guest recommend Swiss financial and banking experts to cooperate with and help the city’s effort to become a financial and service centre of Vietnam and the region.
Ho Chi Minh City highly values Switzerland’s experience in innovative development and environmental improvement, Phong said, wishing to receive cooperation from Swiss businesses, experts and scientists in the fields.
The city’s official said he hopes the current visit of Parmelin and his entourage will help promote connection between Ho Chi Minh City and Switzerland, adding that the city authorities stands ready to help and remove obstacles for Swiss firms during their operation in the city.
Parmelin, for his part, spoke highly of Vietnam’s dynamics and young human resources as well as Ho Chi Minh City’s role and position, saying that Switzerland is willing to share experience and cooperate with the city in addressing its challenges such as environmental pollution and urban traffic.
There are many opportunities for Ho Chi Minh City and Switzerland to cooperate in the fields of shared concern like technology, financing and banking areas, he said, adding Switzerland is ready to cooperate with the city’s relevant agencies to accelerate study and cooperation between the two sides, bringing benefits to their businesses and peoples.