Hanoi People’s Committee recently hosted a reception for Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam Kari Kahiluoto in Hanoi where Chu Ngoc Anh, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee highlighted the good relations between Hanoi and Finland over the past 48 years.
At the event, the Chairman said that there are opportunities for both sides to promote their ties, especially thanks to the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). Chu Ngoc Anh noted that trade and import-export activities between Hanoi and Finland have yet to match their potential and strengths and he expressed his hope that Finnish companies will continue to carry out development projects in Hanoi. The chairman stated that the city will continue to improve its investment environment and reform administrative procedures and that Hanoi is a creative and dynamically growing city and wishes to foster cooperation with Finnish localities.
During the event, Finnish Ambassador Kari Kahiluoto said that Finnish enterprises wish to contribute to Hanoi development in the future and the enterprises are already possessing strengths in clean water and environmental sanitation, wastewater treatment, education, technology, construction, architecture, and planning.