HCMC and India strengthens co-operation relationship - HCMC and India strengthens co-operation relationship - Website Ho Chi Minh City
On January 26, Vice Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Tat Thanh Cang attended and gave speech at the 66th anniversary of Republic Day of India.
In a speech, Mrs. Smita Pant, Indian Consul General in HCMC reviewed millstones of Indian Republic Day and closed relationship between Vietnam and India in the past time. She stressed that Vietnam-India relationship has been developing at new scale and height. Indian businesses has been strengthening their investment in ASEAN region in general and in Vietnam in particular. Besides, the launch of direct flight between India and Vietnam (November 2014) is an important breakthrough for further promotion of connectivity and socio-economic, cultural co-operation between both countries. On this basis, the target of US$ 15 billion on trade exchange set out by both sides is completely promising.
On behalf of leaders HCMC, Mr. Tat Thanh Cang sent a greeting and celebration to the country and people of India. Mr. Cang said India and Vietnam have frequently exchanged high profile visits. Besides, co-operation activities on education, health, defense are more and more developed and making contributions to the strategic partnerships established since 2007 of both countries.
HCMC is always very active in promoting co-operation relationship with India. On trade, HCMC is a hosting place for many trade and investment promotion events of India including Vietnam-India Business Forum, Made in India, etc, In 2014, total two way export volume reached US$ 765 million, up 8,4% compared to 2013. Till end of 2014, Indian investment in HCMC reached US$ 6,38 million. Mr. Cang believed that with goodwill and effort of both sides, co-operation relationship between HCMC and India will reap many achievements in the future.