A delegation of the Lao news agency Khaosan Pathet Lao (KPL) on January 18 visits the central province of Thanh Hoa, which has set up twinning relationship with Hua Phan province of Laos. (Photo: VNA)


Thanh Hoa (VNA) – A delegation of the Lao news agency Khaosan Pathet Lao (KPL) on January 18 visited the central province of Thanh Hoa, which has set up twinning relationship with Hua Phan province of Laos.

Deputy General Director of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Vu Viet Trang and representatives of VNA departments also joined the delegation.

At a meeting with Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Dang Quyen, KPL General Director Sounthone Khanthavong lauded socio-economic development space Thanh Hoa province has gained over the past time, with the most noteworthy being the Nghi Son Economic Zone.

He also spoke highly of relations between Thanh Hoa and Hua Phan provinces, and the two news agencies over the past 50 years.

For his part, Quyen highlighted the solidarity between the Party committees, authorities and people of Thanh Hoa and Hua Phan which, he said, has reflected through their memorandum of understanding on cooperation in all spheres, from economic to cultural-social affairs and aid.

The two sides have regularly organised meetings, exchanged experience and joined hands in implementing agreements and addressing issues regarding their strategic relationship.

The official expressed his hopes for closer ties between the Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States, people, news agencies and provinces.

In her remarks, Trang said the VNA and the KPL have maintained annual high-level meetings to enhance their cooperation, meeting development demands in the new situation.

The agencies have supported each other and realised cooperation agreements and decrees, she said.

Stressing the fruitful relations between Thanh Hoa and the VNA over the past years, Trang urged the province to continue to support VNA reporters in fulfilling their duties in the locality.

Earlier the same day, the delegation made a field trip to the Nghi Son Economic Zone.-VNA