Hanoi seeks stronger cooperation with Utah, San Francisco

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (R) meets with Mayor of San Francisco Edwin Lee (Photo: VNA)


Washington D.C (VNA)
– Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung met with leaders of
San Francisco city (California state) and Utah state during his working trip to
the US from July 15-19.

Mayor of San
Francisco Edwin Lee said his city is willing to boost cooperation in trade and
science-technology with Hanoi. San Francisco will continue exchange information
and build projects on connectivity with Hanoi and other localities of Vietnam,
he said.

Lee suggested that Hanoi
should base on science-technology and education-training to develop a smart
city, adding that the opening of a direct air route between Hanoi and San
Francisco will create a momentum for stronger bilateral cooperation and trade
exchange.

Chung expressed his
wish that San Francisco will serve as a bridge to promote trade between Hanoi
and other US localities. 

He requested San
Francisco to share its information on science and technology with Hanoi, saying
that the capital city is taking initial steps to improve policies on trade and
science-technology along with building a smart city and enhance international
cooperation and trade for mutual benefits.

Working with the Uber
Group, Chung said Hanoi could apply its technology for traffic management, and
asked the group to obey all regulations of Hanoi and Vietnam’s law.

While visiting Salt
Lake City, Chung and Governor of Utah state Gary Herbert discussed orientations
to boost bilateral cooperation.

Chung briefed his
host on Hanoi’s socio-economic accomplishments as well as issues that the city
is facing such as clean water, environment, healthcare, education, and
infrastructure development.

He said Utah has advantages
in agriculture, hi-tech industry, healthcare, and tertiary education and hoped that
the state will share experience, transfer technology and cooperate with Hanoi
in these fields.

Herbert said Utah and
Hanoi shared a lot of similarities, which create a foundation for stronger
bilateral cooperation. 

The Mayor added that
he will have an opportunity to share experience and discuss specific
cooperation orientations with Hanoi during his visit to Vietnam in August.

Visiting the headquarters
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), Chung thanked the
church’s leaders and members for joining social welfare programmes in Vietnam
and presenting houses to poor people in Hanoi.

During his visit,
Chung visited the Silicon Valley, the “cradle” of the world’s leading hi-tech
groups such as Facebook, Google, eBay, PayPal, Marvell, and Intel. He also paid
a call on the Brigham Young University in Utah – the biggest private university
in the US which is leading in the fields of law, finance, business and
accounting.

Earlier, the Hanoi delegation also held working sessions in Washington D.C, Virginia
and Massachusetts states.-VNA



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