Hanoi boosts ties with ASEAN capital cities
Vice Standing Secretary Ngo Thi Thanh Hang visits the Embassy of Vietnam in Indonesia. (Photo: VNA)
A delegation of Hanoi Party Committee led by
Vice Standing Secretary Ngo Thi Thanh Hang paid working visits to Myanmar,
Malaysia and Indonesia in early December to foster friendship and cooperation with
the capital cities of regional countries.
While in Myanmar, the delegation held a meeting with the Chairman of Nay
Pyi Taw Council, Myo Aung, on December 5. The two sides agreed on specific
activities to enhance ties between Hanoi and Nay Pyi Taw, with a focus on promoting
trade, investment and tourism. The two cities will also increase the exchange
of delegations to boost mutual understanding and trust.
In Indonesia, the Hanoi delegation had a working session with Jakarta’s
Vice Governor Sahat Perulian, during which Hanoi proposed expanding bilateral
cooperation in urban management and development, and cultural heritage
conservation, besides economic and tourism ties.
Vice Governor Sahat Perulian noted his wish that the two cities will
sign an agreement on exchanging urban planning experts in 2017 as early as
In Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri MHD. Amin Nordin ABD. Aziz
received the Hanoi delegation on December 13.
The Hanoi Party official stressed the Vietnamese capital city’s policy of
developing friendly and cooperative ties with other capital cities and cities
in ASEAN, especially after the establishment of the ASEAN Community.
The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur responded that he hopes to increase
cooperation with Hanoi, which boasts high-quality farm produce and traditional
On the occasion, the two sides agreed to assign their agencies to research
and make recommendations on activities to promote trade, investment and tourism
in Hanoi next year.
The outcomes of the trip are expected to lay the foundation for
practical and effective partnerships between Hanoi and the capital cities of
Myanmar, Indonesia and Myanmar in the time ahead.-VNA