Hanoi promotes cooperation with Russian and Czech counterparts
Updated at Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018, 09:39
The Hanoitimes - Hanoi wishes to strengthen ties with counterparts in the Russian Federation and the Czech Republic for the purpose of the city’s socio-economic development.
A Hanoi delegation led by Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Council Phung Thi Hong Ha paid a working visit to some cities in the Russian Federation and the Czech Republic from October 18-28, in a bid to further promote friendly cooperation with the two countries’ cities.
In the Russian Federation, working with Duma Moscow’s leaders on October 19, Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi People's Council Phung Thi Hong Ha introduced Hanoi’s socio-economic situation, potential and advantages, as well as the municipal People's Council’s activities at all levels.
The Hanoi delegation worked with Duma Moscow’s leaders
Zubrilin Nikola Grigorievich, member of the Russian Communist Party, deputy of Duma Moscow and representatives of the Duma Moscow's agencies also introduced with Hanoi’s delegation Duma Moscow’s structure and organization of the Russian Communist Party in Duma.
The two sides exchanged and agreed to promote cooperation between the two capitals; exchanged experience on administration, planning management and urban development; preserve and promote cultural and historical heritage values associated with tourism development.
Besides, Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi People's Council Phung Thi Hong Ha expected the Moscow’s authority would create favorable conditions for Vietnam’s people and businesses there to thrive.
During the visit, the Hanoi delegation worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Moscow’s authority on the direction and progress of Moscow House project in Hanoi.
Accordingly, the two sides agreed to accelerate the survey progress, resulting in investment project model and management work to implement the project as soon as possible.
Chairman of Nam Tu Liem district People's Committee Tran Duc Hoat, a member of the Hanoi delegation, also said that the district’s leaders are willing and committed to the maximum support to deploy the project in the area.
Working with the Embassy of Vietnam in Russia and visiting the Hanoi-Moscow Cultural, Trade and Hotel Center, the Hanoi delegation has proposed that the Embassy continue to support for Vietnamese people living and studying in the Russian Federation, strengthen solidarity to build a good Vietnamese community and expand positive activities towards their homeland.
The Hanoi delegation and Prague city’s leaders
The Hanoi delegation also visited the Red Square and the Lenin Tomb, explored the operation of the Traffic Management Center of Moscow, examined tourism preservation and development in some historic and cultural relics in Russia’s capital.
Before leaving Russia, on a journey by modern high-speed train system, the Hanoi delegation visited and explored the model of urban government in St Petersburg.
On October 26, the Hanoi delegation held talks with Prague city’s leaders (the Czech Republic). The two sides exchanged and learned experience on the electoral process between the two cities’ councils; exchanged experience on urban management, planning in association with the preservation of cultural and historical heritage values, public transport development, education, healthcare and so on.
The Hanoi delegation and Prague city’s leaders agreed to intensify the cultural, economic and political exchanges between the two sides, to sign practical and concrete cooperation programs between the two capitals on the basis of a traditional relationship.
The Hanoi delegation also visited and worked with the Embassy of Vietnam in the Czech Republic. According to Ambassador Ho Minh Tuan, Hanoi and Prague have many similarities, are the capitals with a long history, numerous famous historical and cultural buildings.
The Embassy of Vietnam in the Czech Republic also pledged to support and promote cooperation programs between Hanoi and Prague, facilitate the acitivities of cultural exchanges and diplomatic missions between the two capitals, especially the model of connecting Hanoi's districts and Prague's parishes to enhance ties between the two cities' localities in the time ahead.