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Kazakh Ambassador to Vietnam Yerlan Baizhanov met with Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, reports with reference to the MFA’s press service.

During the conversation, the parties discussed certain issues of the development of bilateral Kazakh Vietnamese relations, primarily on the inter regional track.

Yerlan Baizhanov informed Nguyen Duc Chung about the current state of political relations, mutual trade, investment cooperation between Kazakhstan and Vietnam, acquainted him with the history of the formation of the capital of Kazakhstan, the economic, investment and tourism potential of the city of Nur Sultan. The Vietnamese side was handed a package of materials on the modern development of Nur Sultan for a more detailed study.

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan noted that the twinning memorandum signed in 2012 between the capitals of the two countries could be filled with positive content and proposed to intensify cooperation between the two capitals.

In political terms, there is mutual understanding and trust between our countries, in recent years they have been characterized by steady development. Cooperation between our ruling parties is strengthening, good dynamics of interaction are observed between the parliaments of our countries. All this creates a good background for enhancing trade, economic and interregional cooperation between Kazakhstan and Vietnam, the Ambassador said.

In turn, the Mayor of Hanoi agreed that the twinning agreement in 2012 did not receive proper development, and fully supported the desire to strengthen ties between Nur Sultan and Hanoi.

The capitals of the two countries are not only major political and industrial centers, but centers of culture, education and international cooperation. They have great tourist potential. We will actively promote the opening of direct flights between Hanoi and Nur Sultan, Mr. Chung said.

The sidse discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the cities of Nur Sultan and Hanoi, including the regular exchange of delegations at different levels, the exchange of experience in planning and managing the urban economy, in particular the creation of smart cities, and the expansion of cooperation in education, culture and tourism

Source: Kazakhtan 2050