Speaking at the signing ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City, on January 11, Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council highlighted the strong development of the practical cooperation between the city and RoK localities in the context of a blossoming Vietnam-RoK Strategic Partnership. She hoped that the agreement would open a new chapter, making it easy for the two sides to strengthen their cooperative activities and tighten their friendship, thus bringing prosperity to both cities. Baek Jong Heon, Chairman of the Busan Metropolitan Council, noted that there are many opportunities for the partnership in many fields between Busan and HCM City. He believes that the establishment of the friendship and cooperative ties between the two councils will contribute to enhancing the relations between the two cities in the near future. The Busan Metropolitan Council will do its utmost to expand its cooperation and enhance the mutual understanding between the two authorities, he added. Under the agreement, the two agencies will organise activities to share experience and promote cooperation and exchange in the fields of administrative management, economics, tourism, fisheries and environmental protection.