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The first Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue in 2022 will have the theme

TTO: At the first Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue, localities expect to promote mutual cooperation to promote recovery and development in the post-COVID-19 period with many opportunities and challenges.
Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen (second from left) and Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Phan Van Mai (left cover) exchanged with delegates on the sidelines of the conference. (Photo: T.T.D.)
The first Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue 2022, organized by the city with the theme "Adaptation for Recovery and Development," took place from December 2 to 5.
This is an event to promote relations between Ho Chi Minh City and cities around the world, as well as an opportunity to promote the country and people of Vietnam to friends of other countries.
The plenary session took place on the morning of December 3 with the participation of Ho Chi Minh City Party Secretary Nguyen Van So, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, Head of the Central Foreign Affairs Committee Le Hoai Trung, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Phan Van Mai, and representatives of 24 localities from countries such as Germany, Korea, the United States, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, Japan, Russia, China, Belarus, and the Philippines.
"The Friendship Dialogue will create new impetus to promote cooperation between localities and the city," said Minister Bui Thanh Son.
According to Mr. Son, the world is witnessing very profound and comprehensive changes. After nearly 3 years of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the world economy is entering a recovery period with many new opportunities but also many difficulties and challenges.
He also said that Vietnam wishes and is willing to work with other countries and partners to promote cooperation and development, especially in the economy, trade, and investment.
Panorama of the Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue 2022 Roundtable (Photo: T.T.D.)
At the conference, representatives shared their experiences with recovery and cooperation after the pandemic. Phan Van Mai said the current development trend of local relations is to adapt to sustainable development challenges in the context of a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.
John Martin Cruz Nieto, deputy mayor of Manila, Philippines, said localities still have a lot of potential to cooperate and stressed that "when we cooperate, we will succeed".
Local leaders said that the city is playing an increasingly important role in the development of each country, and cooperation between localities will create tools to improve people's lives.
Mr. Tsutomu Takebe, Chairman of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, hopes that the Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue will be upgraded to a world friendship forum to create momentum for development and contribute to regional peace and friendship.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son (third from left) meets with delegates at the conference. Photo: T.T.D.
The Ho Chi Minh City Friendship Dialogue 2022 will create opportunities to expand direct cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and localities. Ho Chi Minh City will promote its role as an intermediary, a bridge, and promote link building between localities that are partners of the city.
The program also facilitates the introduction and exploitation of cooperation potentials between localities through diverse and lively image exchange and promotion activities.
At the end of the conference, localities agreed to further strengthen friendship and comprehensive cooperation on the basis of mutual respect and understanding.
At the same time, it is necessary to consolidate the factors that serve as the foundation for sustainable partnerships and jointly propose and implement initiatives to enhance people-to-people exchanges and cohesion.
Delegates attending the conference (photo: T.T.D.)

(According to Tuoi Tre Newspaper)

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