Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavad Lengsavad received a delegation from Ho Chi Minh City led by Vo Van Thuong, Standing Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee, in Vientiane on December 25.

Thuong, who is also a member of the Party Central Committee, affirmed that HCM City will spare no effort to realise its cooperative projects and programmes with the capital Vientiane and other Lao localities to foster the two countries’ special relations.

He expressed his belief that under the sound leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, Lao people will reap greater achievements.

Meanwhile, the Deputy PM was delighted about the cooperation between HCM City and Vientiane, which are twined cities, and hoped the ties will be more efficient and practical at the service of the bilateral special relations.

The HCM City delegation, which is currently on three-day working visit from December 24, is scheduled to be greeted by Bounnhang Volachit, Vice State President on December 26.-VNA