Hanoi, Vientiane strengthen multifaceted cooperation
At the talks (Source: VNA)
always gives high priority to promoting multifaceted cooperation with Vientiane
for the development of the two cities as well as the special traditional
friendship between the two Parties, States and people, said Secretary of the
Hanoi municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai.
During his talks with Secretary of
the Party Committee and Mayor of Vientiane Sinlavong Khutphaythoune in the Lao
capital on November 25, Hai said it was the first time high-ranking delegations of the two cities have paid
mutual visits in a year.
Khutphaythoune hailed Hai’s visit
which took place as the two countries are celebrating the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the
signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.
They noted with satisfaction
about bilateral comprehensive links over the past years with a number of
effective projects, adding that Hanoi assisted Vientiane in building the Vientiane
Politics – Public Administration School and the traditional house of the Vientiane
Military Command, as well as launching joint agriculture projects.
The two officials expressed their
wish to continue stepping up cooperative activities in different areas.
The two sides signed a Memorandum
of Understanding on cooperation for the 2017-2020 period, under which the two
cities will continue the exchange of visits by high-ranking delegations and
strengthen coordination between departments and agencies. Hanoi will help
Vientiane with administrative management and technological application in State
The cities agreed to boost trade
and exports and consider a project to build Hanoi trade and tourism centre in
Vientiane and a similar one of Vientiane in Hanoi.
The two officials vowed to
strengthen the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive
partnership between Vietnam and Laos.
On the occasion, the Vietnamese delegation presented
20 sets of computers to the municipal Party Committee and administration of