Can Tho, India cultivate multifaceted cooperation

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Can Tho, February 22 (VNA) – Leaders of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho held a working session with Indian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Madan Mohan Sethi on March 21 to discuss multifaceted cooperation between Can Tho and Indian partners and localities.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thuc Hien suggested orientations for  bilateral cooperation in hi-tech agriculture, processing industry, investment, tourism, health care, education-training and information technology.

He wished for India’s support to hold the "India - Can Tho City" networking conference with an aim to connect Indian importers with local exporters of rice, seafood, farm produce and processed agricultural products, as well as popularise the city’s tourism.

Can Tho plans to arrange a trip to India in May for a delegation of investment, trade and tourism promotion officers, he said, suggesting that the Indian side helps the delegation hold a working session with the Indian Institute of Technology to invite Indian investors to Can Tho's concentrated IT zone.

The host also wished to visit and share experience in economic and tourism development with authorities of a suitable locality.

Sethi, for his part, pledged to step up cooperation in areas suggested by the host.

He suggested that the Vietnamese delegation visit Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, noting that Telangana is strong is pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, information technology and health care while Andhra Pradesh hold potential in agriculture, particularly aquatic products and fruits.

On the occasion, the Indian Consulate General and the municipal Department of External Affairs signed a cooperation agreement, under which they agreed to enhance information sharing to effectively hold exchange activities, especially in education, culture, arts, information technology, tourism, trade and investment promotion.

Each year, both sides will hold online or face-to-face meetings to review joint work and set future tasks./.