Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee receives Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

02/11/2016

On the afternoon of November 1st, Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan met with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lukas Kaucky during his working visit to Vietnam. The meeting had the participation of Mr. Martin Klepetko, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Vietnam.

The visit aims to strengthen relations between the two countries and the two capitals. The two countries have a long-lasting history of the 65-year diplomatic relation. Mr. Lukas Kaucky desired the relationship between Hanoi and Praha to be increasingly expanded and developed. On this occasion, he noted that the Czech Republic is looking for opportunities to invest in Vietnam and Hanoi. The Czech Republic, which has strength in developing urban transportation such as metro and bus, is currently the leading country of transport system in Europe. Besides, the Czech Republic also has experience in the fields of vocational training, environmental remediation, waste incineration, management of restoration and renovation of cultural buildings, thus desires to have more opportunities to cooperate with Hanoi in the areas of its strength.

During the meeting, Vice Chairman Nguyen Doan Toan highly appreciated the Czech Republic’s interest in the city’s issues and confirmed to be willing to create favorable condition for the Czech Republic to seek for and invest in projects promoted by Hanoi authority in building infrastructure (metro, railway), waste and waste water treatment. Hanoi will select experienced, high-tech, effective and friendly-environmental investors. The Vice Chairman also said that developing tourism is one of the city’s priorities, aiming to attract more tourists.

The city of Hanoi, with a lot of interesting places and traditional villages, is a big market for foreign partners. Hanoi has conducted a campaign of promoting the country and people’s image to the US channel CNN to attract tourists to visit Vietnam and Hanoi. He hopes that more and more tourists of the Czech Republic will come to Hanoi in the near future. Mr. Lukas also expressed his desire that the two countries will soon open a direct flight between Hanoi and the Czech Republic to facilitate people of the two sides to transport, expand trade and strengthen mutual understanding.

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