During the meeting, the city’s president spoke highly of the traditional friendly relations in various fields between Vietnam and Indonesia, especially the establishment of the strategic partnership between the two countries in 2013.
He expressed sincere thanks for Indonesia’s sharing and support in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in HCMC and affirmed that the municipal government will always create favorable conditions for the foreign business communities in the city. , including Indonesian companies, can do business conveniently. .
He hopes that with the support of the Indonesian Consulate General in HCMC, the city will have chances to cooperate with the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, in the areas of digital transformation and urban management.
In addition, the South Economic Hub will also be ready to coordinate with the Consulate General of Indonesia to strengthen economic, trade and tourism cooperation between Indonesia and HCMC on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the partnership. between the two countries in 2023.
It aims to increase bilateral trade, investment and tourism turnover between HCMC and Indonesia to 50% of the whole country. Bilateral trade turnover between the city and Indonesia is US$1.4 billion out of a total of US$11 billion between the two countries. HCMC attracted US$40 million of the US$600 million Indonesia spent investing in Vietnam; and 100,000 of the 200,000 Indonesian tourists visiting Vietnam.
Mr. Phan Van Mai stressed that the city will always support and create benefits for the newly accredited Indonesian Consul General to do his job well, thus contributing to the good relations between the two countries.
For his part, Mr. Agustaviano Sofjan pledged to cooperate with the city’s leaders to further develop economic, trade and tourism relations and strengthen exchanges between the peoples of the two countries. He hopes that Indonesian and Vietnamese companies, including HCMC companies, will improve the connection and air routes connecting localities in the two nations to resume as soon as possible.