HCM City, Lao province ink cooperation deal hinh anh 1At the signing ceremony of the MoU. (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and the Lao province of Champasak for 2022-2025 was signed on December 3 as part of the former’s first friendship dialogue.

Under the document, the sides will step up exchanges of local-level delegations and promote cooperation and experience sharing between their departments, sectors, and businesses. They will increase their meetings and exchanges with a focus on the works of Party building, State management, youth cooperation, cultural conservation, and sports, thus bettering the mutual understanding and solidarity.

The MoU also covers bilateral collaboration to beef up trade-investment and business connectivity toward the opening of a Champasak-HCM City shopping centre in the Lao locality. The southern Vietnamese economic hub, meanwhile, will further support its Lao partner’s human resources training, particularly via their coordination of a programme that send students from Champasak to live with Vietnamese families during their study in the city.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Phan Van Mai and Governor of Champasak Vilayvong Boutdakham highlighted the importance of the deal for both localities and for deepening the nations’ traditional relations, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.

They said they are determined to effectively turn the contents discussed into specific projects, bringing practical benefits to their localities./.