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Tien Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang has continually enhanced collaboration with Khammouane province of Laos, an important partner of the locality.

Tran Thanh Duc, Vice Chairman of the province People’s Committee, made the statement at a reception for a visiting delegation from Laos’ Pasaxon newspaper on December 16.

At the meeting, Duc briefed his guests on the province’s socio-economic development and cooperation opportunities between Tien Giang province and Lao localities, particularly Khammouane province.

Over the past time, local leaders have paid many working visits to and signed a number of cooperation agreements with the Lao province, he said, adding that Tien Giang provided Khammouane with 2 billion VND to build three classrooms for a vocational school.  

Tien Giang’s exports to Lao have been on the rise over the years, hitting 119,000 USD in 2015 and about 254,000 USD in 2016.

For his part, Douangchith Savatbounmy, Editor-in-Chief of Pasaxon newspaper, lauded the development of Vietnam-Laos special friendship. He also expressed his hope that the relationship between Tien Giang and Lao provinces, especially Khammouane province will be further promoted.-VNA