HCMC & Xiangkhouang strengthen mutual cooperation

A Lao high- ranking delegation led by Party Committee Secretary and Governor of Xiangkhouang province Somkot Mangnomek met with  Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee ChairmanNguyen Thanh Phong yesterday evening.

The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding about development cooperation of library and museum.

City's Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong said that the visit of the delegation took place in a context of the upcoming 55th establishment anniversary of Vietnam- Laos diplomatic ties falling on September 5 and 40 year anniversary of signing Friendly and Cooperation Agreement between the two countries (July 18, 1977- 2017).

The city leader appreciated socio- economic achievements of Xiangkhouang province during previous years with an average income per capita reaching US$ 1,500 a year, doubling over 2012.

However, HCMC and Xiangkhouang do not have many projects and exploit developmental potentiality of the two sides.

Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong suggested the governor to pay much attention and create  favorable conditions for cooperation and investment in the fields of infrastructure construction, agriculture, tourist, trade… and actively share experience of high- quality livestock farming and agriculture.

The governor thanked useful contribution of Vietnam’s provinces and cities, including Ho Chi Minh City to Xiangkhouang province’s development.

In agricultural field, Ho Chi Minh City has provided 30- 40 tons of maize seed, cow and goat babies to the province.

In education and training sector, the city has given many scholarships for Laotian students. 

On this occasion the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding about development cooperation of library and museum between Ho Chi Minh City and Xiangkhouang province.

By Thuy Vu - Translated by Huyen Huong

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