A business delegation from the South Ostrobothnia region of Finland is exploring cooperation opportunities in Ho Chi Minh City in agriculture and food hygiene and safety.
The ongoing visit is to seek Vietnamese partners eligible in the fields to join the Finnish renovation programme in Vietnam, said Asko Peltola, South Ostrobothnia Mayor, while meeting with Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan on March 5.
It is also hoped to spur the trade partnership between Ho Chi Minh City and Finnish localities in the coming time, Quan told the guests.
Ho Chi Minh City will maximise its efforts to nurture the sound traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Finland , which are positively developing, Quan said.
He recounted a wide range of activities in 2013 – the year marking the 40th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties, such as Finland’s poster exhibition and workshops on education and trade cooperation.
The bilateral trade between Ho Chi Minh City and Finland hit 94.4 million USD in 2014.
Finland is running three investment projects worth 1.65 million USD in the city.