Can Tho City People's Committee Chairman Tran Viet Truong presents a souvenir to Ms. Robyn Mudie, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam. (Photo: TDO)
He made the statement during his reception for Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie and Australian Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Sarah Hooper, on April 28.
During the reception, he also hoped that Can Tho City and the Australian Embassy and Consulate General would increase exchange and information sharing in more fields, creating a foundation to promote deeper cooperation activities.
The Can Tho City’s leader added he hoped the Australian Ambassador would continue to be a bridge connecting businesses, promoting the image, potential strengths and investment attraction policies of Can Tho City to Australian businesses and investors.
Ambassador Robyn Mudie recalled a number of cooperation activities between Australia and the Mekong Delta in recent years, especially in Can Tho City, on key areas such as climate change, agricultural development, culture and education.
According to Ms. Robyn Mudie, Australia is committed to promoting economic cooperation activities with partners in the Mekong Delta region in general and especially in Can Tho City. She also wishes to organize activities on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Vietnam in 2023, in Can Tho City.
Can Tho City and Australia have many cooperation activities in the fields of FDI, education and training, solidarity, friendship, people-to-people cooperation, and especially import and export. In the first three months of 2022, Can Tho City's export turnover of goods to the Australian market was USD9.54 million. The main export items were rice, seafood, garments, agricultural products and processed agricultural products. Meanwhile, the import turnover reached more than USD6 million, with the main imported product being wheat.
Can Tho City has also received support from the Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City through the Direct Assistance Program (DAP) in rural clean water and rural bridge construction, contributing to Can Tho's socio-economic development, and gradually narrowing the gap between rural and urban areas./.