HCMC & Lao localities continue boosting cooperative relationship

Deputy Chairman of the HCMC People's Committee cum President of Vietnam- Laos Friendship Association Huynh Cach Mang offered Saigon Giai Phong Newspaper a short interview relating to good results after the two- week visit.

 Deputy Standing Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang offers a portrait of Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh and Lao President Cayson Phomvihan to Savannakhet province. (Photo:Ai Ch

Deputy Standing Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang offers a portrait of Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh and Lao President Cayson Phomvihan to Savannakhet province. (Photo:Ai Ch

City leader Huynh Cach Mang said that the city delegation organized practical and effective activities to tighten further friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation ties between the two nations within the visit framework. 

Particularly, the city's delegation collaborated with leaders of Vientiane capital, Champasak, Savannakhet and Xiangkhouang provinces to co-organize activities marking the 55th establishment anniversary of diplomatic ties (September 5, 1962- 2017) and the 40th anniversary since Vietnam and Laos co-signed Friendship and Cooperation Treaty (July 18, 1977-2017); and localities of Laos to hold a cultural event named “The 2017 Ho Chi Minh City Days in Vientiane and Champasak” with photo exhibition, folk and fashion performances …

The events were broadcasted on the Lao National Television and localities, attracting thousands of audiences. 

Besides that, the delegation also held Ho Chi Minh City Trade, Services and Tourism in Savanakhet, Conference for Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion in Laos, offering ceremony of cow breed, opening ceremony of photo exhibition about Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City and Laos relationship, opening ceremony of reading room for children in Xiangkhouang province.

The delegation also visited Vietnamese community in Savannakhet province. 

During the visit, the delegation worked and had a discussion with leaders of Vientiane capital, Savannakhet, Champasak and Xiangkhouang provinces also paid a courtesy greeting to Politburo member, Vice President of Laos Phankham Viphavanh, former General Secretary of Party Committe of Laos Khamtay Siphadon, Laotian President Choummaly Sayason, former Prime Minister and President of the Lao Front for National Construction Sisavat Keobunphan.

The city leader strongly affirmed that Ho Chi Minh City always respected emotions as well as assistance of leaders and former high- ranking leaders of Laos for the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, authority and people.

The visit affirmed determination of Ho Chi Minh City leaders and people in boosting Vietnam- Laos relationship in general and cooperation ties between Ho Chi Minh City and Lao localities in particular. 

Ho Chi Minh City also pledged giving priority to trade and investment cooperation, exchange of high- ranking delegation with the partner in the upcoming time. 

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the Ho Chi Minh city Union of Friendship Organizations, the Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients Ho Chi Minh City and Overseas Vietnamese Committee of Ho Chi Minh City would co-hold free medical examination and treatment, eye surgery, gifting for Laotian poor patients; and continue launching Green Summer Campaign.

Additionally, the Ho Chi Minh City Education and Training would continue giving scholarships for Lao students. 

The HCMC Tourism Department would help Vientiane to successfully kick off the 2018 Laos Tourism Year and Mekong Sub-region Tourism City Mayor's Conference in Vientiane.

The HMC Department of Information and Communications pledged to support the Department of Posts and Telecommunication of Vientiane capital to develop a modern public administration system,  information data…

The practical activities contributed to not only strengthening further  traditional friendly and solidarity relations; especially comprehensive cooperation ties between Vietnam and Laos; bust also boosting economic cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and Lao localities. 
The two week visit to Laos of the Ho Chi Minh City delegation was led by deputy standing secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang.

BY AI CHAN- Translated by Huyen Huong

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