At the reception (Photo: SGGP)
He made the statement during his reception for India’s new Ambassador to Vietnam Pranay Verma on June 29th.
Sharing the orientations for Ho Chi Minh city’s development, he said that the city plans to develop highly interactive and innovative urban area in the east, adding that he hoped India and the city would increase cooperation in information and technology.
He suggested that the Indian side should consider the establishment of a pharmaceutical research center in the Vietnamese city, confirming that the city would maintain activities to promote the cooperation between Vietnam and India, as well as between the city and Indian localities.
He also expressed his belief that the bilateral cooperation in trade, tourism and culture would see stronger growth after COVID-19.
For his part, the Indian Ambassador congratulated Vietnam for efficiently controlling COVID-19, thus creating a safe and confident environment for foreigners in the country.
According to the ambassador, the India - Vietnam trade turnover has increased from USD200 million to USD13 billion at present, which is clear evidence for the cooperation potential.
He said he hoped the relationship between India and Vietnam in general, and Ho Chi Minh city in particular, would be increased further./.