Hanoi, Bulgaria’s Sofia city intensify cooperation across fields
Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Council Phung Thi Hong Ha and Vice Mayor of Bulgaria's Sofia capital city Doncho Petrov Barbalov. (Source: VNA)
Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Council Phung Thi Hong Ha has
expressed her hope for stronger cooperation between Hanoi and Bulgaria’s Sofia
capital city in trade, investment and transport.
At a reception for
Sofia’s Vice Mayor Doncho Petrov Barbalov on March 12, Ha said many cooperation
agreements were signed between hospitals of Hanoi and Sofia.
The official informed
her guest that the Bulgarian rose festival was held in Hanoi from March 8-11,
attracting crowds of Vietnamese and foreigners.
Ha said she hopes Barbalov
and his entourage will use the occasion to explore Hanoi, especially its
UNESCO-recognised sites, craft villages and cuisine.
For his part,
Barbalov said such programmes as the recent Bulgaria rose festival have created a
foundation for Hanoi and Sofia, and the two countries to enhance their
partnerships in trade and tourism.
The Vice Mayor
called on the two sides to step up their collaboration in transport, environmental
hygiene, health care, education and tourism.-VNA