Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, received Ms. Marie C. Damour, US Consul General. Photo:

At the reception, the secretary desired that the US Consul General would be a bridge to contribute to promoting the cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and the US, especially in the fields of education and smart urban construction, and support finance and technique for belt roads and urban railways.

He also believed that with her experience, the US Consul General would continue to boost the trade and economic cooperation between the two sides during her working term in Vietnam.

The US Consul General expressed her honour to return to Ho Chi Minh City after working at the US General Consulate during 2002 – 2004 while the bilateral relations between the two countries achieved good results.

With the desire to raise the comprehensive partnership to the strategic partnership, she said that the fields of investment and trade between the two countries are very important, of which education is the top priority and smart urban construction is able to cooperate in the coming time.

She believed that the projects of Ho Chi Minh City will attract US projects and in her position, she will contribute to boost the cooperation between the two countries./.