On the afternoon of April 22, 2022, Permanent Vice Chairman of the City People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh welcomed Mr. Meynardo LB. Montealegre, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Philippines in Viet Nam during his visit to Da Nang.
Permanent Vice Chairman Ho Ky Minh and Ambassador Meynardo LB. Montealegre exchange souvenirs
At the meeting, Vice Chairman Ho Ky Minh shared the general socio-economic conditions of the City in 2021 and its development orientation in 2022. Cooperation between Da Nang and localities of the Philippines is still limited and not commensurate with the potential and needs for cooperation between the two sides. Therefore, the Vice Chairman asked the Ambassador to select and introduce a locality of the Philippines that has similarities to Da Nang for the two sides to study each other and promote the establishment of friendly cooperation as well as introduce Filipino businesses to explore investment opportunities in Da Nang, connect enterprises of the two sides to cooperate, invest, and do business in the fields of trade, tourism, and education, and promote the opening of direct flights to Da Nang from the Philippines.
Speaking to Vice Chairman Ho Ky Minh, Ambassador Meynardo LB. Montealegre expressed his delight at the growing and friendly cooperation between the Philippines and Viet Nam, especially since the two countries established a strategic partnership in 2015. This is the basis for the two sides to identify and promote more potential areas of cooperation including organizing delegation exchanges, visiting and understanding the investment environments in Da Nang and Philippine localities, and enhancing understanding between the peoples of the two countries as well as strengthening the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.