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The Provincial People's Committee receives the delegation of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Vietnam to visit and work in Nghe An

On the afternoon of December 09, comrades: Nguyen Duc Trung - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee and Le Ngoc Hoa – Member of Provincial Party Committee, Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee and leaders of Department of Health, Department of Foreign Affairs, Office of Provincial People's Committee, Vietnam - Poland Friendship Association in Nghe An welcomed and worked with the delegation of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Vietnam led by Mr. Wojciech Gerwel - Ambassador.


Overview of the meeting

Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Duc Trung expressed his pleasure to welcome the delegation of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland led by Ambassador Wojciech Gerwel to visit and work in Nghe An; wished the delegation's business trip in Nghe An a great success.

Over the years, the Polish Embassy has always given Nghe An province a lot of valuable aid. The Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee highly appreciated this visit of the Ambassador and the delegation in the context of the complicated COVID-19 pandemic, to strengthen and deepen the good cooperation relationship of the two sides.


Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Duc Trung and Mr. Wojciech Gerwel – the Ambassador of Poland exchange information

This is the first visit of Mr. Wojciech Gerwel to Nghe An province as Ambassador, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Duc Trung provided some more information about Nghe An province for the Ambassador as well as members of the Delegation to understand more about President Ho Chi Minh's hometown. Nghe An is likened to a miniature Vietnam when there are forests, mountains, plains, and sea. Over the years, the Party Committee, Government and People of Nghe An province have made great efforts, always striving to realize the goal of socio-economic development. In the last 2 years, like many provinces and cities in the country and countries around the world, Nghe An has faced the COVID-19 pandemic.

The province has closely followed the direction of the Central Government and implemented proactively and flexibly measures to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic, so the pandemic situation in Nghe An is basically under control. Up to now, the vaccination rate has been accelerated (the coverage rate of COVID-19 vaccine for people over 18 years old is 98% for 1st dose and 72% for 2nd dose), and the death rate of patients is among the lowest in the country with about 0.57%.

In terms of economy, the province has also achieved very positive results. Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee said: The Provincial People's Council has just held a meeting to evaluate the results of the implementation of the socio-economic development plan in 2021 and agree on the goals and tasks of socio-economic development in 2022. Despite facing many difficulties, the growth rate of gross regional domestic product (GRDP) in the province in 2021 reached about 6.2%, ranking 22nd out of 63 provinces and cities in the country. The results in terms of budget revenue, export to attract investment, the number of newly established enterprises, etc. all grew more than in 2020. In the coming time, Nghe An will focus on solutions for economic recovery and development, setting higher goals than the previous year to strive for implementation. To achieve the set goals, Nghe An has identified a number of breakthrough stages, such as: Administrative reform, improving business investment environment, investing in infrastructure construction; improving the quality of human resource training, etc.

Regarding cooperation with Poland, historically the two sides have had friendly cooperation. The Vietnam - Poland Friendship Hospital is one of the symbols of the good friendship between Poland and Vietnam.

In recent years, the Polish Government through organizations has sponsored medical equipment for the Vietnamese health branch. Tomorrow, the delegation of the Embassy of Poland will donate 2 ventilators to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Provincial Friendship Hospital. This is a very meaningful gift for the Hospital in particular and Nghe An in general, which will contribute to the Nghe An Health branch to perform well in health care for people in the area and in the region, especially is in the context of a very complicated pandemic.

Over the years, the help and support of the Embassy of Poland to Nghe An province has made practical contributions to the province's socio-economic development. Therefore, Nghe An province wishes to continue to receive the help and support of the Embassy of Poland in Vietnam.

On this occasion, the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee asked the Ambassador to support and introduce Polish universities, medical and pharmaceutical research institutes to Vinh University of Medicine for cooperation and exchange of medical training through activities such as granting scholarships, organizing specialized training or seminars, sharing experiences; appointing experts to directly train students and staff of Vinh Medical University.

At the same time, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, continuing to support Nghe An Friendship General Hospital with medical equipment, support training of human resources to improve the quality of medical examination and treatment. Along with that, the province wants the Ambassador to introduce Polish enterprises to learn about investment and business in Nghe An.

Sincerely thanks for the respectful and warm welcome of the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee and the leaders of Nghe An province, Mr. Wojciech Gerwel - Ambassador of Poland in Vietnam expressed his affection and shared his feelings when visiting Nghe An after 15 years. Mr. Wojciech Gerwel said: Poland, like Vietnam, has experienced many painful wars, the Ambassador himself was born in the countryside experiencing many years of war, the history itself is the thread connecting and sticking the two countries of Vietnam - Poland. It is the similarity of history between Vietnam and Poland that will be the basis for a good cooperation relationship in the future, on the basis of the past 70 years.

The Ambassador expressed his appreciation for the spectacular change of Vinh city after 15 years that he had known before. In particular, Mr. Wojciech Gerwel expressed his impression of the achievements of Vietnam in general and Nghe An in particular in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nghe An as well as Vietnam have well controlled this pandemic situation. The Ambassador was also very happy that the children of President Ho Chi Minh's homeland who were fond of studying well had chosen Poland to study abroad, as a training place, this is a human resource that will help Nghe An province develop.

The Ambassador of Poland affirmed that healthcare is one of the areas of traditional cooperation between Poland and Vietnam. Its importance is even more special at this time, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is also the time when the friendly relationship between the two countries becomes clearer, which is demonstrated by their willingness to support each other. Mr. Wojciech Gerwel said that in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Poland recently provided aid to Ho Chi Minh City as well as donated 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam.

Agreeing with the province's proposals, Mr. Wojciech Gerwel said that maintaining support for the Vietnam - Poland Friendship Hospital will continue to strengthen the strong friendship relationship between the two countries. The Embassy of Poland in Vietnam will connect to introduce Polish enterprises to study and invest in Nghe An. Besides, Mr. Wojciech Gerwel also agreed with the proposal in the field of education and training, etc.

Phan Quynh