Athletes compete at SEA Games 25 in Laos (Photo: VNA)
Enhancing cooperation in sports and physical training will contribute to fostering the close-knit relationship between Vietnam and Laos.

Deputy Director of the Vietnam General Department of Sports and Physical Training Tran Duc Phan made the statement at a working session with Director of the Laos Competitive Sports Department Sengphone Phonamath in Hanoi on November 2.

The two sides sought to increase training programme exchanges for athletes and put forth policies to support those with high achievements.

Phan assured his guest that Vietnam will do its utmost to help Lao sports advance from athlete and coach training to experience sharing in developing relevant activities between the two nations.

Sengphone Phonamath expressed his wish that through the working visit to Vietnam from October 2-5, the Lao delegation will be able to learn from Vietnam’s useful experiences in management, training and in organising international tourneys.

He took the occasion to thank Vietnam for assisting Laos in building infrastructure facilities, training coaches and athletes, and organising the 25th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games).

During their working tour, the Lao officials are scheduled to visit the Lao Embassy in Vietnam and a number of sports and physical training facilities in Hanoi.-VNA