Ho Chi Minh City and Lao capital Vientiane step up cooperation
|Nguyen Van Nen (L), Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, and Anouphap Tounalom, Chairman of the Vientiane People’s Council at the meeting (Photo: VNA)|
The sides informed each other on their localities’ respective socio-economics and the Party building works. They were both delighted by the fact that the cities, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, signed their memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation for 2021-2025 in October last year.
The head of Ho Chi Minh City's delegate, Poliburo member and Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen thanked Vientiane’s assistance for his city’s pandemic prevention and control work.
Both delegations agreed to soon identify specific solutions to realise their MoU which covered the promotion of economic exchanges, business facilitation, and tourism activities.
Exchanges of delegations at all levels and training of young people on the countries’ history and special friendship are also important, they said.
The Ho Chi Minh City side said it will continue to grant scholarships to Lao students, and create favourable conditions for public personnel from Vientiane to join studies and share experiences in education, high-tech agriculture, finance, tax, administrative reform, e-government building, and digital transformation.
Concluding the event, HCM City presented 10 sets of equipment serving virtual meetings and 40 graduate and postgraduate scholarships to the Lao side.
The Vietnamese delegation is paying a working visit to Laos from May 25 – 29.