Lauding education quality in Uppsala universities, Phong said Ho Chi Minh City needs high-quality workforce to turn itself into a financial, scientific and technological center.

Ho Chi Minh City appreciates cooperation programs between Uppsala University and Vietnamese universities, he said, wishing that Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the city’s universities would turn opportunities into specific projects, contributing to improving local high-quality personnel.

The host expressed wish that Uppsala firms would invest in the city in fields of strength such as high technology, innovation, environment and high-tech agriculture.

Enander, for his part, spoke highly of the outcomes of working sessions with the city’s partners, including the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education and several firms in environment treatment.

He affirmed that Uppsala firms stand ready to assist Ho Chi Minh City in environment, communications, life sciences, start-up innovations and climate change response.

At the reception, Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Pereric Hogberg reaffirmed Swedish enterprises’ interest in Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City in particular, saying that Uppsala businesses want to push forward joint work in potential fields such as innovations and technology, smart solution supply in service of sustainable development./.