Expressing her thanks to the Hanoi leader for his warm welcome, Rosario Portell said that she would try her best to boost bilateral ties, and bring the images of Uruguay closer to Vietnamese people.
According to her, Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, is one of the most worth living cities in Latin America, with great potential for exchange and cooperation with the capital city of Hanoi.
So far, Uruguay has enhanced the cooperation in the field of cultural exchanges, especially football with Vietnam in general, and Hanoi in particular in joint tournament, she added, hoping that the two cities would exchange experiences in preparing the Formula One race which will be held in Hanoi next year.
She said that Uruguay expects to learn about Hanoi in the field of urban planning and development while suggesting that the two sides can boost stronger cooperation in tourism and trade.
Rosario Portell also revealed that in the end of October, a business delegation in software industry will visit Vietnam to seek cooperation opportunities, and wish to receive Hanoi’s positive support in this field.
Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and Uruguayan Ambassador to Vietnam Rosario Portell at the reception.
For his part, Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung briefed the guest on the capital city’s socio-economic development.
Accordingly, covering over 3,300 km2, Hanoi is home to more than 8 million people. The city welcomes about 24.5 million visitors annually, including 6.5 million foreigners. Hanoi’s GDP per capita is US$5,200/year with an average growth of about 7.3%/year.
He said that Hanoi attaches great importance to building a startup ecosystem and wants to invest in software for young people.
Expressing his admiration for the Uruguayan football team that is always among the top in the Americas, the Chairman said that Hanoi also has its own team which makes significant contributions to regional and international sports.
He affirmed that the Hanoi government will be willing to intensify exchanges in sports, football players and coaches training while noting that Hanoi and Uruguay have great potentials for cooperation in culture, sports and software development.
The city leader also committed to creating the best conditions to cooperate and exchange experiences with Uruguay in fields of IT and software development, culture, sports and urban construction, among others.
Chung wished that the ambassador will have a successful term, contributing to elevating Vietnam-Uruguay relations to a new height, and connecting Hanoi with other Uruguay’s localities.