Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonesay Siphandone (R) receives Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Nguyen Duy Thang (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonesay Siphandone has spoken highly of cooperation between the Vietnamese and Lao ministries of home affairs as well as the Vietnamese side’s effective support and assistance, especially in training human resources.

At a reception for a visiting delegation from Vietnam’s Ministry of Home Affairs led by its Deputy Minister Nguyen Duy Thang in Vientiane on November 15, the Deputy PM underlined that the two ministries should enhance their collaboration to better fulfill assigned tasks as they are important agencies for the operation of the State apparatus.

He hailed the visit by the Vietnamese delegation, saying that it took place amid celebrations of the Viet Nam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year, the 55th anniversary of the diplomatic ties and 40 years of the signing of the Treaty on Amity and Cooperation Agreement between the two nations.

The visit will contribute to fostering the traditional friendship between the two nations in general and the two ministries in particular, he affirmed.

Over the past years, the two ministries have cooperated in exchanging information and experience in issues related to state and local administration, administrative border, civil servants, emulation and reward, religion and archives, according to Thang.

The Vietnamese ministry has held numerous workshops and experience exchanges while offering short-term training courses for Lao officials, he said.

In the future, the two sides will continue their cooperation in multiple fields, including the exchange of delegations, information and experience in related areas, he added.-VNA