Hanoi wants increased ties with Buenos Aires
At the event (Source: VNA)
wants to enhance the friendly ties and wide-ranging cooperation with Buenos
Aires, Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung told
President of the ruling Republican Proposal Party of Argentina (PRO) Humberto
Schiavoni during a reception in Hanoi on February 16.
Chung said the capital city continues
pitching for investment in infrastructure, services and education, adding that it
will provide all possible support for Argentine businesses and want to
strengthen bilateral ties across tourism and cultural exchange.
In the near future, the city will
focus on three breakthrough fields, including ramping up infrastructure,
especially building metro routes, satellite urban areas and a bridge over the
Red River; promoting high-quality personnel training and improving the efficiency
of administrative reform, he said.
The city will also prioritise poverty
reduction and social welfare programmes with a view to achieving an annual growth
of 8.5-9 percent, he noted.
Schiavoni, for his part, said the two
capital cities hold great potential of cooperation in the fields of economy,
tourism, culture and sports.
Argentina will consider ways to
expand ties with Vietnam and Hanoi in particular, he said.
In 2008, Hanoi and Buenos Aires
signed a bilateral agreement on friendship and cooperation, laying a solid
foundation for their ties.-VNA