Promoting cooperation between Da Nang and 5 Lao provinces

Thursday, 04/08/2022 23:16
Secretary of the Da Nang City Party Committee Nguyen Van Quang has welcomed the delegation from Lao Savannakhet Province to visit Da Nang City and attend the 2022 East-West Economic Corridor - Da Nang International Trade, Tourism and Investment Fair.
At the reception (Photo: VNA) 

He made the statement on August 3 during the reception for the delegation led by Savannakhet Governor Santiphap Phomvihan.

During the reception, Mr. Quang emphasized that the presence of the Governor of Savannakhet Province and the delegation showed the solidarity, long-term friendship, concern and connection for socio-economic development of the two local leaders.

He expressed his hope that the participation of businesses from Laos in general and Savannakhet province in particular will make the fair a success, thereby further enhancing trade and investment activities between the two localities in the coming time.

Governor Santiphap Phomvihan said that recently, during a visit to Laos' localities, the Da Nang delegation worked with Savannakhet Province and the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the new phase.

“Savannakhet Province’s visit to Da Nang City and participation in the 2022 East-West Economic Corridor - Da Nang International Trade, Tourism and Investment Fair is aimed at realising this memorandum of understanding,” he said, adding that he hoped that the two localities would continue to promote cooperation in the fields of socio-economics and health.

According to Governor Santiphap Phomvihan, the cooperative activities will contribute to celebrating the 60th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic relations (1962-2022) and the 45th anniversary of the signing of the bilateral Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (1977-2022).

Up to now, Da Nang City has signed cooperation agreements with 7 localities of Laos, including Savannakhet Province. In the period 2018-2022, Da Nang City spent more than VND115 billion to support 5 South Central Lao provinces. In the period of 2023-2027, Da Nang City will continue to implement MOUs on friendship cooperation with 5 provinces of South Central Laos, including Savannakhet, Champasak, Sekong, Salavane and Attapeu.

Accordingly, Da Nang City commits to continue supporting scholarships for Lao students; teach Vietnamese; support Laos' localities in the fields of construction, commerce, social security; and introduce a number of projects with opportunities for Da Nang enterprises to invest in Laos' localities./.

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