Hanoi (VNA) – Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan on
December 6 received First Mayor of Leipzig City Torsten Bonew from Germany, who
visited to seek partnership opportunities.
meeting, Nhan briefed his guest on the southern hub’s socio-economic
development in recent years. He lauded the German city’s advantages in
industry, information technology and education that match the city’s needs for
He asked the mayor
to introduce leading experts and education providers from Germany to HCM City who
can share experience and discuss ways to address issues local higher education
is facing. He wanted the German side to expand scholarship programmes for
Vietnamese students and increase links between universities of the two sides.
HCM City also welcomes
Leipzig’s enterprises in waste treatment and innovation to collaborate with the
city, the HCM City leader noted.
Bonew, for his
part, expressed his admiration for the city’s rapid growth and said developing
metropolises like HCM City inevitably face challenges in terms of the
environment, supplying sufficient electricity and improving infrastructure,
Leipzig hope to cooperate with the city in healthcare, higher education,
vocational training and more, he noted, adding that Leipzig was the first
German city to open a representative office at the German House HCM City
(Deutsches Haus HCM City), reflecting its commitment to ties with HCM City and
Earlier the same
day, Nhan hosted a reception for Dr. Stefan Rudolph, State Secretary of the Ministry of
Economic Affairs, Labour and Health of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,
Germany during which the two sides discussed cooperation in renewable energy
and human resources development in healthcare and waste treatment.
Bonew also visited
Hanoi on December 3 where he met with Chairman of the municipal People’s
Committee Nguyen Duc Chung to learn about opportunities for cooperation,
investment and trade.
Bonew took the occasion to invite Chung and local firms to
attend the Leipzig Fair in 2019. –VNA