Vientiane, Laos' capital city. (Source: gettyimages.com)

HCM City (VNA) – The women’s unions of Ho Chi Minh City Women’s Union and the Lao capital city of Vientiane signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation for the 2016-21 period in HCM City on October 20.

Under MoU, the two sides will exchange delegations to share experience in their movement activities, facilitate the two countries’ businesswomen and intellectual women to meet and exchange experience in start-up, production and business as well as boost cooperation and cultural exchange.

They will coordinate to organise Vietnam-Laos culture exchange programmes in HCM City.

In the coming time, the HCM City women’s union will present 500 gift packs to member and women from difficult backgrounds in nine districts of Vientiane capital and donate 200,000 VND (9,000 USD) to the Vientiane women’s union to support scholarship and vocation training programmes for its needy members and students.

To Thi Bich Chau, Chairwoman of the HCM City women’s union, briefed her association’s operations in recent times while emphasising close cooperation with the Vientiane women’s union.

Khamphay Latsamy, Chairwoman of the Vientiane women’s union, said the signed cooperation programmes between the two sides will contribute to boosting and diversifying their operations and movements, thus tightening traditional friendship and special solidarity between women and people of the two countries and two cities in particular.-VNA