European Countries Want to Cooperate with Ho Chi Minh City on Green Transition
Ho Chi Minh City and European partners will continue to study and implement cooperation in the fields of economy, commerce, and investment effectively. Leaders of the municipal People’s Committee and Ambassadors of European Union (EU) member nations to Vietnam reached the agreement at their meeting in HCM City on November 17, VNA reported.
Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan emphasized that the EU is one of the most important partners of the city. HCM City treasures and highly evaluated the EU member states’ support to the city's construction and development process, particularly in green transition.
He expressed his wish that the EU will continue to support development projects in Vietnam, particularly HCM City.
Ambassadors of European countries are interested in the fields of climate change combat, transportation infrastructure, creative startup ecosystems which Vo Van Hoan affirmed they are also the fields priority areas for development of the city in the coming time.
|Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan and EU ambassadors pose for a group photo. Photo: Bao Phuong|
HCM City hopes to strengthen cooperation with European partners in areas in which they have strengths and the city has demand for such as green transition, digital transformation, climate change adaptation, innovation, and startup.
Hoan pledged that the city will do its best to ensure a stable socio-political environment, ensure legitimate rights and interests of investors, and create favorable conditions for foreign businesses, including European enterprises, to operate stably, effectively and for the long-term in the city.
For his part, Ambassador Julien Guerrier, Head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam, affirmed that the EU always attaches importance to its relations with Vietnam, especially in cooperation and assistance to transport infrastructure development, healthcare, education, and climate change response.
The EU member states appreciated HCM City’s economic potential and want to strengthen cooperation with the city across the fields of economy, commerce, and investment, he said.
|Ambassador Julien Guerrier, Head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam (centre), speaks at the meeting. Photo: VNA|
French Ambassador to Vietnam Olivier Brochet said that there are many issues that HCM City and French localities can cooperate on urban planning in HCM City and Saigon River planning.
Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Nicolai Prytz expressed his hope that HCM City's leaders would provide more information about the city's public investment disbursement plan in the near future.
Austrian Ambassador to Vietnam Hans-Peter Glanzer asked HCM City leaders for information on plans to use renewable energy and energy security in the coming period.
Ambassadors of Spain, Italy, Finland, Sweden also expressed interest in some key areas of HCM City such as building a digital economy, healthcare, e-government, and financial center.
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The diplomats said that, through studying HCM City's priority development areas, European countries determined that they could promote cooperation in a number of strong areas such as energy conversion and climate change response.
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