On October 18, 2023, a conference was held at the Unification Hall where the Standing Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee and the Standing Committee of the Hanoi Party Committee came together to exchange experiences and foster cooperation between the two cities.
The conference was attended and chaired by esteemed members of the Politburo, including Dinh Tien Dung, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee and Head of the Hanoi National Assembly Delegation, as well as Nguyen Van Nen, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee. They were accompanied by their comrades from the Standing Committee of the Hanoi City Party Committee and the Standing Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee. During the conference, both cities signed a memorandum of understanding outlining their comprehensive cooperation in nine different fields for the period of 2023–2025 and beyond. The aim of this collaboration is to effectively harness the potential and advantages of both cities, thereby making significant contributions to the overall endeavor of nation-building and development.