(AGI) Hanoi, Sept 11 - Turin and Ho Chi Minh City haveconcluded an agreement to strengthen cooperation in a number ofareas. Signed during the visit to Italy of the President of thePeople's Committee of the Vietnamese city, Le Hoang Quan, theagreement includes regular talks at leadership level and thesharing of information and experience to promote cooperation invarious fields such as trade, investment, science andtechnology, education, culture and tourism. Le Hoang Quanexpressed the hope that the agreement marks a turning point inrelations between the two cities, in line with the strategiccooperation agreement reached between the leaders of the twocountries in 2013. Mayor of Turin Piero Fassino, echoed this,welcomomg the agreement. On the same occasion, the Mayor of HoChi Minh City, along with Deputy Mayor of Turin, Enzo Lavolta,chaired a workshop on investment and trade promotion in theVietnamese city, attracting the participation of more than 40Italian companies. Trade between Ho Chi Minh City and Italytotalled 529.3 million dollars in 2014 and Italy currently has17 investment projects in the city worth a total of 57.8million dollars, ranking 27th out of 71 countries that investin the financial centre of southern Vietnam. (AGI).