Russian Prime Minister welcomed in HCM City - Russian Prime Minister welcomed in HCM City - Website Ho Chi Minh City
Visiting Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had a meeting with Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan on April 7 during which they highlighted cooperation between Russian localities and the city.
The Russian PM said he hopes localities in the two countries will continue growing and invited companies in HCM City to invest in Russia, especially the Far East region, to develop the textile, seafood processing and fertiliser industries.
He emphasised the importance of cooperation in tourism between the two sides, saying that the drop in Russian tourists to Vietnam is temporary and caused by economic difficulties. He requested Russian and Vietnamese companies make efforts to bring Russian tourism in HCM City to its traditional levels.
For his part, Chairman Quan affirmed HCM City has seen fruitful cooperation with localities in Russia and intends to sign cooperation agreements with Moscow province shortly.
Trade between HCM City and Russia reached 300 million USD in 2014, he said.