Leaders from Binh Phuoc province and Champasak province of Laos came out of talks held on June 20 with consensus on comprehensive cooperation for the next five years to 2015.

The talks were part of a Vietnam visit by a high-level delegation from the Lao province, led by its Party Secretary and Governor, Sonsay Siphandone, who is also member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee.

The two sides agreed to boost exchange of high-level delegations as well as those from relevant industries and agencies. The two provinces also pledged to grant full scholarships in Vietnam studies for two students from the Lao province and vice versa. They saw the necessity to establish tours connecting the three Indochinese countries, which will start from Binh Phuoc, run across Kratie and Stung Treng provinces of Cambodia and finish at Champasak province.

At the talks, the participants exchanged experiences in agriculture and discussed measures to promote people-to-people diplomacy and relations between social organisations.

The Lao head delegate expressed profound gratitude to Binh Phuoc for its assistance in the recent past and sought stronger and more comprehensive cooperation from the Vietnamese province in the years to come. He highlighted assistance in farming technology and seeds and saplings of cashew nuts, pepper and rubber./.