Hanoi further promotes cooperative ties with New South Wales

(VOVWORLD) - Vice Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Nguyen Van Phong has held a working session with CEO of Investment New South Wales Katie Knight in Sydney on Wednesday, as part of his working trip to New Zealand and Australia.

Hanoi further promotes cooperative ties with New South Wales - ảnh 1The Hanoi delegation and officials of New South Wales. (Photo: VNA)

Mr. Phong expressed his wish that the two localities would foster collaboration in trade and investment, education and training, and cultural exchanges to step up two-way tourism.

Hanoi also wants to cooperate with other Australian cities within the framework of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network by increasing various forms of online and direct cultural exchanges, which will facilitate the sharing of experience in the development of the cultural and film industry, promote creativity in urban development, digital innovation in literature, and support young writers from both countries, he said.

Knight said New South Wales has set up a representative office in Vietnam and is ready to welcome Vietnamese firms, including those from Hanoi, to participate in its socio-economic development, particularly investment cooperation in digital transformation and innovation.

At a working session with Councilor of the City of Sydney Council, Deputy Lord Mayor Robert Kok, Phong suggested Sydney send experts to Hanoi to share experience in creative city development and holding major festivals to attract tourists at home and abroad during festive occasions.

On Friday, the Hanoi delegation cut the ribbon to open the "Hanoi - Vietnam" booth at the Home Show exhibition, a major event in the furniture industry in the Asia-Pacific. They also attended a trade connection conference with Australian businesses co-hosted by the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade and the Vietnamese Trade Office in Australia.