Vietnamese southern city promotes cooperation with Lao capital

Friday, 27/05/2022 19:01
On May 26, a high ranking delegation from Ho Chi Minh City led by Nguyen Van Nen, Politburo member and Secretary of the City Party Committee, had talks with the delegation of Laos’ capital Vientiane led by Anouphap Tounalom, Secretary of the Lao Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Vientiane Party Committee and Chairman of the Vientiane People’s Council.

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At the talks (Photo: VNA)

During the talks, the two sides were pleased with the recent cooperation results, especially the signing of the memorandum of understanding for the 2021-2025 period in October 2021 during the complex development of the COVID-19 situation.

At the talks, the two sides agreed to soon apply solutions to concretize the high-level agreement between the two countries and the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the two localities for the 2021-2025 period with specific activities.

Accordingly, the two sides agreed to further promote economic exchange and connection activities; create favorable conditions for businesses of both sides to seek investment opportunities, carry out trade promotion activities, and bring local products to each other's markets; and strongly promote tourism activities in the context of the epidemic being controlled.

Ho Chi Minh City will continue to provide scholarships for masters, university and vocational training for students in Vientiane and continue to implement the project "Vietnamese families with Laotian students".

The two sides also agreed to strengthen the organization of exchange activities and exchange delegations at all levels; encourage and create conditions for socio-political agencies and organizations to exchange and sign cooperation agreements; take care of the training of the young generation on the history and tradition of the special and great friendship between the two parties, the two states and the two peoples; agreeing that Ho Chi Minh City will also create all favorable conditions for officials of departments and branches of Vientiane to have the opportunity to study and share experiences in the fields of education, agriculture and technology, finance, taxation, administrative reform, building e-government, digital transformation and some other fields.

At the end of the talks, the representative of Ho Chi Minh City presented the capital Vientiane with a gift of 10 sets of online meeting equipment from the City Party Committee, the City People's Council, and the City Fatherland Front, while representatives of Hoa Sen University also gave Vientiane 40 bachelor's and master's scholarships. .

On the same day, Mr. Nguyen Van Nen visited and talked with Lao former students who used to study in Ho Chi Minh City./.

Compiled by BTA