Kai Pontinen, representing South Ostrobothnia Regional Council, and Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee, signed together a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation enhancement during a meeting in Hanoi on on Monday 7 January 2019.
The purpose of the MoU is to enhance the bilateral relationship and cooperation between Finland and Vietnam in such fields as human resources, education and training, culture, sports and tourism, trade and services.
At the meeting, Chairman Chung expressed that he is delighted by the accomplishments that they gained over the past 10 years and intensified ties that the two nations has produced together at local level such as education, vocational training, trade, investment, and cultural exchanges, as well as in international issues.
According to Vietnam news agency, Pontinen noted with pleasure that, after a decade of cooperation, Hanoi and South Ostrobothnia have achieved encouraging outcomes across various fields, adding that the MoU will consolidate the friendship between the two localities as well as the two countries.
He suggested that the two sides promote partnerships in labour training, education and training, culture, sports and tourism in order to realise the signed agreements, thus contributing to fostering socio-economic development between the two localities and countries.
The Hanoi People’s Committee is an important agency of the Municipal People’s Council in Vietnam. As a municipal State administrative agency, It is in obligation for executing the Constitution, laws, the Government’s documents, and resolutions of the Municipal People’s Council.
The Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia is a statutory federation of municipalities consisting of 18 municipalities. Based on the Regional Strategy, Its responsibilities are to form a common drive for development and to gather resources to built an expert development organization that acts as an active and cooperation-orientated initiator in regionally important development projects.