VGP - Finland’s South Ostrobothnia region and Ha Noi in the capital city on January 7 inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation enhancement.
The MoU was signed at the meeting between Chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and a visiting delegation from the Finnish region led by Chairman of its Regional Council Kai Pontinen.
The MoU aims to foster bilateral friendship, cooperation and solidarity in line with Vietnamese and Finnish law and policy, and other international agreements signed between the two countries.
Per the pact, Ha Noi and South Ostrobothnia will step up collaboration in human resources development, education-training, culture, sports, tourism, trade and services.
Kai Pontinen agreed that Ha Noi and South Ostrobothnia, after a decade of cooperation, have achieved upbeat outcomes across fields and that the MoU will fortify the friendship between the two localities as well as the two countries.
He recommended the sides promote partnership in labour training, education-training, culture, sports and tourism in line with signed agreements, contributing to socio-economic growth in the two localities and countries.
Chung told the delegation that Ha Noi and South Ostrobothnia, which celebrated their 10-year friendship in 2018, has together produced significant cooperation outcomes in trade, education, vocational training and cultural exchange. He underscored the sides’ regular exchange of high-ranking delegations, experts, and art troupes to foster bilateral ties.
Affirming that the freshly signed MoU will help enhance their collaboration, the Ha Noi leader requested the sides expand their joint work regarding social welfare, investment promotion, tourism, smart city building, and environmental pollution treatment. These are strong sectors of South Ostrobothnia.
He wished that the South Ostrobothnia authorities will continue helping guest workers from Ha Noi access social welfare and education so that they could enhance their working skills and make contributions to cooperation between the two localities./.
By Vien Nhu