HCMC delegation begins working visit to Mexico

Friday, 24/03/2023 16:32
A delegation of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) led by Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Nguyen Ho Hai on March 23 arrived in Guadalajara city, Jalisco state, beginning a working visit to Mexico.

Deputy Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Ho Hai presents a souvenir to Mr. Miguel Angel Landeros, Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Jalisco. (Photo: sggp.org.vn)

The HCMC delegation offered flowers at the Monument of President Ho Chi Minh in the International Friendship Center in Guadalajara city with the presence of Vice President of the Mexican Business Association and Honorary Consul of Vietnam to the state of Jalisco Mr. Miguel Angel Landeros.

During the working session with the Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Jalisco and the Business Association of Jalisco state, Mr. Nguyen Ho Hai strongly affirmed that HCMC always treasures the development of the friendly and cooperative relations with Latin American countries in general and Mexico in particular in the fields of investment, trade, tourism and culture. However, the cooperation relationship between the two sides still remains modest, not commensurate with the potential and desires of both countries.

HCMC and Mexico have a lot of potential for cooperation, especially cooperation opportunities from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) that Vietnam and Mexico are its members.

In terms of the tourism field, Director of HCMC Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa briefed the growth and recovery of the city's tourism in the post-Covid-19 pandemic. HCMC wants to learn experiences from the partner in the development of the night economy, community-based tourism activities in urban areas, waterway tourism and so on.

On the occasion, Chairman of the HCMC Business Association Nguyen Ngoc Hoa introduced about the city’s business system and acknowledged that the

both sides still have a lot of potential and conditions for mutual cooperation, contributing to trade promotion.

He hoped that the two sides would review trade cooperation opportunities after the meeting.

For the Mexican side, Vice President of the Mexican Business Association and Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Jalisco Miguel Angel Landeros highly appreciated the exchange contents and aspirations to promote cooperation in the fields of export-import, investment and production.

Mr. Miguel Angel Landeros proposed to build a commercial cooperation agreement between HCMC and Guadalajara city, as well as implement student exchange programs.

Mr. Nguyen Ho Hai also suggested the Honorary Consul continue to organize visits for business delegations to HCMC in the coming time to learn about the business environment.

He emphasized that HCMC is ready to support and facilitate the operation of foreign investors including Mexican investors to perform their investment and business projects in the city./.