Da Nang to boost ties with Finland’s Salo

Finland’s Salo City Mayor Antti Rantakokko and Da Nang People’s Committee Chairman Van Huu Chien yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to promote co-operation and friendly relations between the two cities.

The two sides agreed to boost ties in scientific research, trade and investment, with an emphasis on education and vocational training, communications and information technology, among other high-tech areas.

Representatives from Salo’s human resources, commercial services and shipbuilding areas accompanied the mayor to study business opportunities overseas.

“Salo’s vision is to create opportunities in high technology, trade, social welfare and education sectors,” Antti said, noting that some of Finland’s electronic production companies and universities were ready to sign agreements in these areas.

Chien suggested that seafood would be a potential area for co-operation. Nguyen Thuy Anh, an official from the local Department of Foreign Affairs, said Da Nang expects Finish partners to recommend that Nokia Co invest in the central city.

Both city leaders said they believed that Salo’s tradition of development and Da Nang’s new strategies would facilitate a good relationship between the two sides in the future.

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