HCM City, Lao capital step up cooperation hinh anh 1HCM City Party Committee Dinh La Thang (R) and his Lao guest (Photo: baomoi.com)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City and Laos’ Vientiane capital city need to flesh out measures to boost their relations in trade, investment, culture and tourism, said Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Dinh La Thang at a reception for visiting Vientiane Governor Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune on March 27.

It’s time for HCM City and Vientiane to cooperate in creating joint tourism products, he stressed.

Lauding the sound cooperation between the two cities, Thang said the collaboration is a shining example for other localities to follow.

HCM City and Vientiane should promote delegation exchanges as well as organise significant activities to celebrate 55th anniversary of the two nations’ diplomatic relations and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, he added.

For his part, the Vientiane leader said that his visit aimed to present Laos’ Development Order, first class, to the Vietnamese southern hub’s party organisation, authorities and people for their support for Laos and Vientiane in particular.

During his stay, he also wished to exchange experience in tax collection and customs with Ho Chi Minh City.-VNA

Phan Hồng Nhung source