Greek president talks cooperation with Ho Chi Minh City chairman

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Greek president talks cooperation with Ho Chi Minh City chairman

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou joins talks with chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai in Ho Chi Minh City, May 18, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou laid a wreath at the statue of President Ho Chi Minh in the namesake city and joined talks with the city chairman on Wednesday.

Within the framework of her official visit to Vietnam from May 15 to 19, President Sakellaropoulou laid a wreath at the statue of President Ho Chi Minh on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1 at 5:00 pm on Wednesday.

The Greek leader later joined talks with chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai at the Reunification Palace.

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou lays a wreath at the statue of President Ho Chi Minh in Ho Chi Minh City, May 18, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou lays a wreath at the statue of President Ho Chi Minh in Ho Chi Minh City, May 18, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

During the conversation, chairman Mai stated that Ho Chi Minh City, as a socio-economic and cultural hub of Vietnam, is willing to act as a bridge to bring the cooperation between Hanoi and Athens to a higher level.

The city hopes to receive the exchange of experience, technology transfer, and cooperation from Greece in maritime and logistics fields, the official continued.

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou lays a wreath at the statue of President Ho Chi Minh in Ho Chi Minh City, May 18, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou lays a wreath at the statue of President Ho Chi Minh in Ho Chi Minh City, May 18, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

The metropolis is ready to enhance collaboration in tourism development with Greece, as both sides see great potential for cooperation, he added.

President Sakellaropoulou hoped that her visit will open more opportunities for collaboration between Greece and Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, especially in delegation exchange and economic cooperation.

The Greek leader and her delegation were scheduled to visit several popular places in Ho Chi Minh City, namely Bach Dang Wharf Park, Ngoc Hoang Pagoda, and Museum of Vietnamese History, on Thursday.

Ho Chi Minh City chairman Phan Van Mai presents a gift to Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou following their talks in Ho Chi Minh City, May 18, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City chairman Phan Van Mai presents a gift to Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou following their talks in Ho Chi Minh City, May 18, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City chairman Phan Van Mai receives a gift from Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou following their talks in Ho Chi Minh City, May 18, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City chairman Phan Van Mai receives a gift from Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou following their talks in Ho Chi Minh City, May 18, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou visits the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, May 18, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou visits the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, May 18, 2022. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

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