Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung (L) and Lao Minister of Post and Telecommunication Thansamay Kommasith sign cooperation agreements (Photo: VNA)
 
Vientiane (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Laos Somedee Duangdee has praised the effectiveness of the cooperation between Lao ministries and agencies with Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC).

During a reception for a visiting MoIC delegation led by Minister Nguyen Manh Hung in Vientiane on March 12, the Lao Deputy PM thanked the Vietnamese Government and the MoIC for helping Laos train information technology personnel and asked Vietnam to continue with the support.

He affirmed his backing of the partnership between the MoIC and the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and Ministry of Post and Telecommunication.

Minister Nguyen Manh Hung reported to the host the outcomes of the two talks between his delegation and the two Lao ministries.

He took the occasion to seek support from the Lao Deputy PM for Vietnamese firms operating and investing in Laos, particularly those involved in the field of information technology.

Earlier, the MoIC delegation held talks with officials of the Lao Ministry of Post and Telecommunication led by Minister Thansamay Kommasith.

The two sides expressed delight at the cooperation and discussed directions for their partnership in the time ahead.

The Lao side asked for continued assistance from Vietnam in personnel training.

Minister Hung pledged to keep up the close cooperation with the Lao partner and asked that the two sides expand ties to more fields.            

Several cooperation agreements were signed on the occasion, including one between the MoIC and the Lao Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, another between the Authority of Information Security and the LaoCERT, and one between the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunication Group (VNPT) and the Lao E-Government Centre.

During their working visit from March 11-13, Minister Hung and the MoIC delegation had a working session with Vietnamese IT companies operating in Laos.-VNA