Scene at the talks (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City and Luang Prabang province of Laos agreed to promote multi-sectoral collaboration during their talks in the southern largest economic hub of Vietnam on October 14.

Khamkhanh Chanthavisouk, Secretary of the Luang Prabang Party Committee and governor of the Lao province, thanked HCM City for its effective assistance in human resources training, infrastructure development and agriculture.

He expressed his hope that HCM City and Luang Prabang, based on the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and people, will further promote cooperative ties for mutual benefits.

Having acknowledged the cooperation willingness of Luang Prabang, Nguyen Thanh Phong, Deputy Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, believed that relations between the two localities will be enhanced to be on par with the Vietnam – Laos relationship.  

At the end of talks, the leaders signed the work minutes. They agreed to increase delegation exchanges and boost joint work across sectors, including Party building, education, trade, health, agriculture, culture, tourism, and business connectivity.

Vietnam and Laos is celebrating 55 years of diplomatic ties (September 5) and 40 years of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.-VNA