Phong expressed his hope that Utah and Ho Chi Minh City will increase diplomatic activities and bilateral cooperation programmes for the common benefit of the two peoples.
He wished that Utah businesses would explore long-term business opportunities in the city in priority fields such as tourism and high technology.
Herbert, for his part, said Ho Chi Minh City and Utah share similarities in development history, cultural values, young population as well as challenges arising from growing urban population and environmental protection.
The guest expressed his wish that Ho Chi Minh City would facilitate visits to share experience in developing clean energies, environment and education to improve local well-being.
On the occasion of the Utah governor’s visit, memoranda of understanding were signed on cooperation between the Saigon Hi-tech Park and the Utah State Centre for Research and Science-Technology, and between the Saigon Silicon Park company and the Utah World Trade Centre.