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Australia’s Gold Coast, Da Nang ink deal to step up ties

VGP - The central city of Da Nang and the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia on June 11 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to beef up their friendship and cooperation during an online ceremony.

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Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee Huynh Duc Tho holds up the Memorandum of Understanding setting up friendship between Da Nang and Australia's Gold Coast City

The event was co-chaired by the Chairman of the Da Nang city People’s Committee, Huynh Duc Tho and the Mayor of the City of Gold Coast, Tom Tate.

Addressing the event, the Mayor spoke highly of Da Nang’s development over recent years, saying the MoU aims to strengthen strategic relations between the two parties in multiple fields of endeavour, such as education, healthcare, natural disaster management, maritime transport, trade, investment, technology, renewable energy, and more.

The two will now flesh out the details of cooperative activities, he said, adding that he has invited Tho to visit the Gold Coast for further discussions.

In turn, Chairman Huynh Duc Tho said that both Da Nang and the Gold Coast are dynamic coastal cities with a high potential for tourism development.

As Da Nang is facing certain challenges on urban development, transport, the environment and employment, he wishes to learn from the experiences of leaders of Gold Coast city in addressing the problems.

The two leaders agreed they would implement specific programmes together to foster sustainable economic growth when the COVID-19 pandemic is fully brought under control.

                                                                                                                By Vien Nhu