Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties marked in HCM City

A celebration of the 45th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Australia diplomatic ties was held in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday.

Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said the milestone has become more special when the two countries elevated their ties to strategic partnership in March this year. Australia and HCM City have reaped a lot of significant achievements in their cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, education-training, culture and tourism. At present, Australia is running about 180 investment projects in HCM City with total registered capital of nearly 190 million USD.

"I believe that the Vietnam-Australia strategic partnership and the collaboration between HCM City and Australian localities will further develop in the coming time on the foundation of mutual trust and joint efforts from both sides." said Chairman Phong at the event.

HCM City established ties with Australia's Northern Territory in 2014.

Source: VOV5