Ho Chi Minh City wants to further cooperation and enhance exchange with New Zealand in education and training and human resource development to serve the city’s development demand, said Chairman Le Hoang Quan of the municipal People’s Committee.
The city’s mayor made the statement while receiving visiting New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Oct. 28.
The cooperative relations between Vietnam and New Zealand in trade, investment and education have unceasingly increased since the two countries established their diplomatic ties 35 years ago, said Quan.
However, there remains largely untapped cooperative potential, the mayor said.
New Zealand and Vietnam are enjoying fine cooperative ties, said PM Key, saying that Vietnam ’s abundant young population is a promising factor for the strong development of the all-around cooperation between the two countries.
The New Zealand PM hoped that the presence of New Zealand in Vietnam will be further increased not only in economics but also in education, training, food processing, tourism and other fields.
Quan took the occasion to thank the New Zealand Government for facilitating overseas Vietnamese and Vietnamese students, most of whom are from HCM City , to live, work and study in the country.
The city mayor held a banquet in honour of PM John Key and his entourage after the reception./.