Ho Chi Minh City and the Lao capital city of Vientiane have agreed to further strengthen their comprehensive cooperation, especially in economics.

The two cities reached the agreement during the August 15 meeting between Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai and Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan and a visiting Vientiane delegation led by its Party Committee Secretary and Mayor Soukanh Mahalath.

Hai stressed that the visit is a vivid manifestation of the special friendship, close attachment and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos and between Ho Chi Minh City and Vientiane in particular.

HCM City always considered its cooperation with Vientiane and other Lao localities an example in international relations, he affirmed.

The Vientiane Mayor agreed that the fine bilateral cooperation has brought practical results to the people of the two countries and especially the two cities.

Soukanh Mahalath also thanked HCM City for its assistance and cooperation with Vientiane , saying this help is an important resource for the development of the Lao capital city.

He highly valued the effective and practical cooperation between the two cities, especially in agriculture, education, human resource training, banking and sports./.