Ho Chi Minh City and Vientiane capital should bolster their links in economics and trade, contributing to strengthening the special solidarity and traditional friendship between Vietnam and Laos, said Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune, Vientiane Governor.
The Vientiane Governor asked the city for its further support in building state management systems in finance, banking, real estate, tourism and judicial reform during a meeting with Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai in HCM City on October 27.
Sinlavong thanked the Vietnamese city for its recent assistance for Vientiane, which has helped the capital construct schools and sport facilities, equip computers and provide scholarships for Lao students and pupils.
For his part, Hai said HCM City’s authorities will do their utmost to further reinforce the special solidarity with the Lao capital.
He applauded the models of visit exchange and experience sharing between the two localities, saying that HCM City is willing to share its experience with Vientiane.
During the meeting, host and guest briefed each other on the socio-economic development and the party-building work in their respective locality. They agreed to assign their relevant authorities to work out plans to boost cooperation between the two sides.
As scheduled, the Vientiane guest will make a fact-finding tour to high-tech agricultural and high-tech parks in HCM City.