Deputy Governor and Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Pheng Kanyaphim (Photo: VNA)

Hoa Binh (VNA) – A delegation from Laos’ Houaphanh province, led by Deputy Governor and Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Pheng Kanyaphim, extended lunar New Year (Tet) greetings to Hoa Binh authorities at a meeting in the northern province on January 23.

At the meeting, the Lao official wished Hoa Binh’s officials and people a happy New Year.

Bui Van Tinh, Secretary of the Hoa Binh Party Committee, thanked his guest and stressed that the two provinces need to expand their collaboration. He named some of joint activities like building the Hua Muong school and holding an investment promotion conference in Houaphanh, as well as conducting a trade-tourism service promotion workshop.

The two officials took the occasion to review the long-standing Vietnam – Laos relations, which will continue to be fostered by the two sides in the future.

They said Hoa Binh and Houaphanh have similarities in culture and tourism, but the Lao province is facing more difficulties in development. Therefore, Houaphanh officials expressed the hope for more cultural and tourism connectivity with Hoa Binh.

The two sides agreed to consider establishing a tourism route connecting Houaphanh with Laos’ Luang Prabang and Vietnam’s Son La and Hoa Binh.-VNA