Pham Quang Nghi, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, received in Hanoi on May 22 a high-level delegation of Laos’ Luang Prabang province, led by Khampheng Saysompheng, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and the province’s governor.

Nghi warmly welcomed the delegation, saying that the visit is necessary to strengthen bilateral cooperation and experience exchange in implementing socio-economic development, culture and defence-security programmes.

He also stressed the special friendship between the two Parties, States and people of Vietnam and Laos , saying that Hanoi always attaches importance to developing cooperation and friendship with Luang Prabang province.

He pledged to boost bilateral cooperation, bringing practical benefits for the two sides’ development.

In response, Khampheng Saysompheng briefed the host on Luang Prabang province’s recent socio-economic achievements and proposed Hanoi continue coordinating in human resource training and experience exchange in the fields of urban management, environmental sanitation, education and healthcare.

Khampheng Saysompheng said he hopes that Hanoi will organise business delegations to visit and seek opportunities for investment in Luang Prabang, particularly in tourism.-VNA