Ho Chi Minh City

HCMC, Korean localities seek to strengthen tourism ties

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Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Thanh Phong on May 20 hosted a reception for Mayor of Daegu Kwon Young-jin and Gyeongsangbuk province’s Deputy Governor Yoon Yong-jin.

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Thanh Phong (C), Mayor of Daegu Kwon Young-jin (L ) and Gyeongsangbuk province’s Deputy Governor Yoon Yong-jin. (Photo: hcmcpv)

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Thanh Phong (C), Mayor of Daegu Kwon Young-jin (L ) and Gyeongsangbuk province’s Deputy Governor Yoon Yong-jin. (Photo: hcmcpv)

The city’s chairman hoped to strengthen strategic cooperative partnership with the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Korean localities.
He also expressed his belief that the new visa policy that the South Korean government has launched to Vietnamese in major cities, such as HCMC, Hanoi and Da Nang will increase tourism collaboration between the countries.
South Korea has issued ten-year visas to Vietnamese professionals like doctors, nurses, lawyers, professors, people with Masters’ degrees or above earned abroad and graduates who enrolled in four-year-plus programs in South Korean universities. The new visa policy allows people to extend their stay in South Korea for 90 days.
For their parts, Mayor of Daegu Kwon Young-jin and Gyeongsangbuk province’s Deputy Governor Yoon Yong-jin expressed their impression at the development of HCMC. They believed that Gyeongsangbuk province and its capital, Daegu will be a bridge connecting cooperation activities between Vietnam and South Korea, among cities of the two sides particularly.

By XUAN HANH – Translated by Kim Khanh

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