Sydney (VNA) – A Memorandum of
Understanding on the establishment of cooperative and twining relations between
Ho Chi Minh City and the Australian state of New South Wales was signed in
Sydney on April 17.
Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong (R) and Deputy
Premier of New South Wales John Barilaro sign the MoU (Photo: VNA)
Under the MoU, signed by Chairman of
the HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong and Deputy Premier of New
South Wales John Barilaro, the two sides will focus their cooperation in the
fields of mutual interest, including education-training, resources and energy,
agriculture and food, startups, small-and-medium enterprises, infrastructure and
business investment, science-technology and tourism.
Addressing the signing ceremony,
Deputy Premier of New South Wales Barilaro highlighted the sound relations
between New South Wales and HCM City in all fields and affirmed that the signing
of the MoU shows both sides’ commitment to boosting trade and investment and
strengthening their bonds.
Earlier on April 16, Chairman Phong
and his entourage visited the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Phong
expressed his wish that the university will share its experience in human
resources training for the fourth Industrial Revolution. He wanted to promote
the possibility of cooperation between UTS and HCM City’s universities on human
Prof. Attila Brungs, Vice Chancellor
of UTS, spoke of the city’s programmes on smart city, innovative urban area and
innovative startup centre development, while affirming that UTS will send
experts to Vietnam to seek opportunities for cooperation in training
high-quality human resources for HCM City.
At the Sydney startup centre, Phong
and his entourage learned about support policies for startups. He wished to
learn experience in building a startup community support model and possibility
for cooperation between the startup centres of HCM City and Sydney.
The same day, he visited the
Vietnamese Consulate General in Sydney.
Chairman of the HCM City People’s
Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong is leading a high-level delegation of the city to
pay a working visit to Australia from April 16-18.- VNA