Lao localities seek more cooperation with Dien Bien hinh anh 1Leaders of Vietnam's Dien Bien province and Laos' Luang Prabang province signed a MoU on cooperation. (Source: VNA)

Dien Bien (VNA) – A delegation from three Lao provinces – Phongsali, Oudomxay, Luang Prabang – visited the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien from November 1-5 to strengthen the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the sides.

At the meetings, officials of Dien Bien and the Lao provinces accessed the implementation of a memorandum of understanding the localities signed in 2014 and agreed on orientations for their collaboration in 2017 and in the 2018-2020 period.

They also agreed to boost cooperation in effectively implementing the Vietnam-Laos Trade Agreement and facilitating trade and export-import activities through the simplification of administrative procedures.

The sides will consider building border market pairs under the plan while promoting affiliations in agriculture, education-training, health, and socio-culture.
They will coordinate in ensuring defence-security and managing border areas and border gates.

During the meetings, Dien Bien province signed another MoU with the three Lao provinces to enhance their special friendship and comprehensive cooperation.-VNA