Hanoi to boost cooperation with Singaporean partners in diverse fields

Wednesday, 19/10/2022 15:44
Singapore President Halimah Yacob expressed her impression of the development speed of Hanoi, looking forward to the capital city continuing to take new steps in the future, with a focus on green development, especially the preservation of historical and cultural values.
At the reception (Photo: VNA) 

On October 18, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Secretary Dinh Tien Dung received Singaporean President Halimah Yacob on a State visit to Vietnam.

Appreciating Hanoi’s efforts to preserve heritage associated with tourism development, the President of Singapore expected the city to share valuable experiences in preserving relics, heritage and ancient houses. The Singaporean leader proposed that Hanoi promote cooperation in the field of education and training, hoping that the city would pay attention to supporting the Singapore business community, thereby encouraging businesses to develop further.

Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung affirmed that the achievements of bilateral development cooperation between the two countries have been made thanks to the attention, support and unity of the high level leaders of the two States and the efforts of the people of Vietnam and Singapore. Expressing agreement with the cooperation proposals of the Singaporean leader, he shared an overview of the development situation of the capital city, in which he confirmed that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the capital's economy still achieved some positive results.

He emphasized that in the coming time, Hanoi wishes to promote existing cooperation activities and expand new cooperation fields with Singapore, especially urban planning and management; finance; medical; travel; smart city development, e-government; and environmental protection.

Expressing special interest in promoting cooperation in the field of education and training, the Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee directed specialized agencies of Hanoi to consider and implement cooperation with Singapore on vocational and professional training, focusing on consolidating and improving the quality of the city's executive and management apparatus.

He also shared some experiences, highlighting the challenges in preserving Hanoi's major historical sites. Emphasizing that historical and cultural issues are important factors for a nation, he affirmed that the preservation is a great responsibility that is always interested and prioritized by Hanoi./.

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