At the reception, Secretary Hue expressed his belief that the long-lasting friendship and effective cooperation between Hanoi and Phnom Penh as well as other Cambodian localities will be even stronger in the time to come.
According to him, Hanoi has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past time. During the two waves of coronavirus infections, Hanoi together with the whole country has complied with COVID-19 prevention and control regulations under the instruction of the Party Central Committee and gained initial success.
Since the virus resurgence in Da Nang and other localities, nearly 100,000 citizens have returned to Hanoi from pandemic-hit regions, Hue said, noting that the municipal authorities have conducted tests, isolated and traced those with high risk of infection in a bid to stamp out COVID-19 outbreak.
The Hanoi Party chief stated that the capital city is doing well in regard to preventing the spread of the virus, while focusing on boosting economic recovery and development.
Hanoi is preparing for the municipal Party Committee’s 17th congress, Hue said, adding that district-level Party organizations are expected to finish holding the congresses by August 18.
He said the city plans to hold the celebration of the 1010th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi in early October, with diversified cultural activities, and invited the ambassador and staff of the Cambodian embassy in Hanoi to the events.
The Secretary suggested the ambassador and the embassy further promote investment cooperation between the two localities, and create favorable conditions for enterprises from Hanoi in particular and Vietnam in general to effectively invest and do business in Cambodia.
Hue also pledged that the municipal government is always ready to help and facilitate the activities of the embassy and Cambodian investors in the city.
For his part, Ambassador Chay Navuth praised the achievements of Vietnam and Hanoi in curbing the spread of COVID-19 over the past time.
He thanked the municipal authorities for their support for the embassy.
The diplomat also extended thanks to the Vietnamese Party, Government, and people for presenting medical supplies to his country, saying that such gifts have contributed significantly to its efforts to fight the pandemic.
Chay Navuth expressed his hope that Hanoi and Phnom Penh as well as Vietnam and Cambodia will soon resume trade once the pandemic is under control.
According to the Hanoi Department of Planning and Investment, the capital city is home to four projects from Cambodian companies with total investment of US$1.46 million. Meanwhile, thirty-four projects worth about US$825 million from Hanoian enterprises have been granted investment licenses in Cambodia, primarily in the fields of construction, trade, transport, mining, agriculture, and forestry.