At the meeting (Source: VNA)
 
HCM City (VNA) – Permanent Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem welcomed a Lao delegation led by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Sundara Sourioudong during a reception in the city on August 14.

Liem said Ho Chi Minh City is one of the leading localities nationwide in terms of joint work with Laos, making positive contributions to consolidating bilateral ties.

He extended his condolences to Lao victims over severe damage caused by the recent hydropower dam collapse in Attapeu province.

Liem expressed his hope that via the visit, both sides will continue working closely together in science-technology for the sake of prosperity and common development in the region.

The Lao Deputy Minister Sundara Sourioudong, for his part, said the visit aims to learn from the city’s experience in developing science-technology and intellectual property because it is one of the leading Vietnamese localities in the field.

He wished to receive further support from the city in development areas, especially in science-technology.

Both sides discussed the city’s incentives for science-technology for the 2016 – 2020 period, and the State management in intellectual property.-VNA