Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Vientiane Governor Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has hailed the cooperation between Hanoi and the Lao capital city of Vientiane and expected the two cities to continue their exchanges and support.

During his reception for visiting Vientiane Governor Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune in Hanoi on March 27, PM Phuc hailed the Lao Governor’s visit to Hanoi, saying that it contributes to consolidating the bilateral ties between the two cities.

He highlighted the special and traditional friendship between Vietnam and Laos, describing it as a priceless common asset the two nations need to treasure and promote in the future.

For his part, the Lao Governor informed the PM about the achievements the two nations have recently gained, including the memorandum of understanding on promoting cooperation in the coming time.

He expressed his hope that PM Phuc will continue facilitating cooperation programmes and projects between the two capital cities.

He also pledged to do his utmost to consolidate the special friendship between the two Parties, States and people, and the two capital cities.

Echoing the guest’s suggestions, the PM stressed the significance of cooperation between the countries’ ministries, sectors and localities, including Hanoi and Vientiane, in promoting collaboration between the two parties and states.

According to the PM, the two capital cities need to take lead in strengthening cooperation programmes, especially technical coordination in building green, clean, and beautiful cities.

He expressed his hope that the two sides will increase their exchanges and experience sharing in capital development.

The Government of Vietnam and Hanoi will do their utmost to contribute to the construction and development of Vientiane in the future, the PM said.-VNA