Ho Chi Minh City has paid attention to promoting its cooperation with Lao localities, thus contributing to fostering the traditional friendship and solidarity between the two nations.

Vice Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Ha made the statement at a November 19 reception for a visiting delegation from the Lao National Academy of Politics and Public Administration led by its director Kikeo Khaykhamphithoun.

She briefed the guests on the city’s socio-economic development situation and congratulated the Lao people on the achievements they have reaped over the past time.

For his part, the Lao official said he is impressed by HCM City’s strong development, adding that his visit aims to exchange management, leadership, and scientific research experience with the Vietnamese side.

Hailing the special relationship between Vietnam and Laos, Kikeo Khaykhamphithoun said that over the past time, the two countries have always supported each other in training officials.-VNA