Ho Chi Minh, Eurocham step up cooperation

09:10 | 13/01/2018 MUTRAP Corner

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong hosted a reception on January 9 for Nicolas Audier, Co-Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) to seek measures to enhance cooperation.

The meeting between HCMC Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong and Eurocham Vietnam Co-Chairman Nicolas Audier - Credit: VNA

At the reception, Nicolas Audier said that EuroCham has planned to implement a number of cooperation programs with Ho Chi Minh City and neighbouring localities, including promoting the City’s business potential to European enterprises, mobilizing the European Parliament to ratify the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA).

The EuroCham leader wished the two sides to further strengthen cooperation for mutual benefits, particularly in the fields of EU enterprises’ potential and experience such as building of smart urban areas, green energy, renewable energy, transportation and logistics.

European businesses are willing to share experience and support Ho Chi Minh City in developing a legal framework for the effective management of public-private partnership (PPP) investment projects as well as building procedures, standards and technical quality for the field of network security.

Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong (right) presents a souvenir to EuroCham's Co-Chairman Nicolas Audier - Credit: VNA

For his part, Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong expressed his belief that the economic cooperation, particularly in investment and trade, between Vietnam and European countries would continue to develop, especially after the EVFTA comes into effect in the coming time.

Ho Chi Minh City always respects and appreciates resources from foreign investors as well as pledges to create favourable conditions for EU enterprises to invest and do business, contributing to the City’s development in the future, he added.

Theo NDO