Ha Noi, Vientiane enhance cooperation

Hanoi Party Committee’s Secretary Dinh Tien Dung and his Vientiane counterpart Anouphap Tounalom held talks in Vientiane on April 4, during which the two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will serve as the foundation for bilateral cooperative activities in 2022-2025.
Hanoi, Vientiane enhance cooperation
Hanoi Party Commitee's Secretary Dinh Tien Dung shakes hands with his Vientiane counterpart Anouphap Tounalom after the signing of MoU between Ha Noi and Vientiane. (Photo: VNA)

Accordingly, the two cities will maintain and promote the exchange of high-level delegations, continue to share experiences in the development of legal documents, supervise the building of the e-government, urban planning and management and create favourable conditions for exchanges between their departments, and mass organisations.

They will encourage and support their agencies and units in organising joint activities and people-to-people exchanges to enhance mutual understanding and promote multi-field cooperation.

The leaders of Ha Noi and Vientiane affirmed that although each side has a wide network of international relations with many major cities in the world, Ha Noi and Vientiane always give high priority to developing friendly and cooperative relations with each other, given the close bonds and warm feelings of the Party Committee, government and people of the two capitals of the two brotherly countries.

They said that the cooperation relationship between the two capitals in particular and between Ha Noi and the localities of Laos, in general, has been continuously tightened and comprehensively developed on all channels, with many effective projects in most fields such as economy, health, education, agriculture, military and people-to-people exchange.

The two leaders highlighted that the results of cooperation over the past time have not only contributed to the strong development of the two capitals but also made an important contribution to preserving and developing the special traditional friendship relationship between the two parties, the two States and the two peoples of Viet Nam and Laos.

At the talks, Ha Noi announced it would assist Vientiane with 3 million USD to build the headquarters of the Department of Justice and the Procuracy Agency of Vientiane.

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(Source: VNA)