At the MoU signing ceremony (Photo: HNMO)
He made the statement on January 7th while receiving a delegation from Finland’s South Ostrobothnia region led by Kai Pontinen, Chairman of the South Ostrobothnia Regional Council during its from January 6th -12th.

During the reception, Chairman Chung stressed that Hanoians in particular and Vietnamese people in general always respect the precious assistance from Finland in difficult times.

Sharing about the city’s achievements and development strategies, Mr. Chung noted that the city will focus on realizing 3 breakthroughs, including administrative reform, infrastructure and high quality human resources.

To lift the bilateral relationship between Hanoi and the South Ostrobothnia Region, according to Mr. Chung, the two sides should continue to share experience in building e-Government; and increase cooperation in training, tourism, waste treatment and environmental protection; he further suggested that the South Ostrobothnia Region should increase the number of scholarships for students from the Hanoi College of Art.

Appreciating the relationship between the two sides over the past time, especially exchanges of delegations, Chairman Kai Pontinen expressed his hope that the cooperation will become stronger and more efficiency in the future.

Hanoi and Finland’s South Ostrobothnia Region signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on enhancing cooperation in human resources development, education and training, culture, sports, tourism, trade and services./.

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