A corner of Xieng Khouang (Source: VNA) 
HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City and the Lao province of Xieng Khouang have agreed to boost friendly ties, firstly in the fields of library, museum and high-tech agriculture.

During talks with authorities of Xieng Khouang province in Ho Chi Minh City on March 28, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong suggested increasing visits and facilitating cooperation between departments, agencies and businesses, particularly in infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and trade.

Ho Chi Minh City is ready to share experience with Xieng Khouang in developing hi-quality animal husbandry models, he stated.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Governor of Xieng Khouang Somkot Mangnomek, for his part, spoke highly of effective support that Ho Chi Minh City has provided for Xieng Khouang in many areas over the past years.

In the near future, Ho Chi Minh City will assist Xieng Khouang in personnel training, museum activities and high-tech agriculture.

Host and guest pledged to further enhance bilateral friendship and cooperation, including the exchange of delegations, contributing to tightening the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the localities.

Following the talks, they witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in library and museum field between the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the provincial Department of Information, Culture and Tourism.

Accordingly, the city will help Xieng Khouang with museum management activities, display of cultural items and artifacts featuring the history of ties between Vietnam and Laos, and between the two localities in particular.-VNA