Ho Chi Minh City will help the Lao capital city of Vientiane improve the capacity of its telecommunication sector through professional sharing.

A memorandum of understanding on the work was inked by the HCM City Department of Information and Communication and the Vientiane Department of Post and Telecommunications during an ongoing visit of HCM City officials.

On August 13, Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Manh Ha met with Secretary of the Vientiane Party Committee and Mayor Soukan Mahalath.

Ha told the host that he and his entourage had a working session with officials from StaTelecom Unitel, a joint venture between Vietnam’s military-run telecom group -Viettel and the Lao Asia Telecom.

They also presented scholarships to Vientiane students, he said.

Soukan Mahalath spoke highly of HCM City’s support for the Lao capital city over the past years, especially in the fields of telecommunications and personnel training.

Vientiane is making all-out efforts to fulfil the set targets, including those for the development of information technology, he said.

He expressed his hope that the two sides will step up their cooperation and create favourable conditions to facilitate the implementation of joint projects, contributing to nurturing the Vietnam-Laos relationship.-VNA