Vietnam will do its best to help Laos develop its financial, monetary and customs sectors, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has said.

At his Hanoi reception for visiting Lao Finance Minister Liane Thykeo on May 15, Deputy PM Ninh confirmed the dispatch of financial and economic experts to Laos to assist it in surmounting its current difficulties.

He suggested the two finance ministries pay special attention to the training of high-skilled workers in spurring the development of the financial and banking sector.

Lao Minister Liane Thykeo declared that the two finance ministries have reviewed their cooperation programmes and agreed to concentrate on efficiently tackling the existing problems to their cooperative financial sources.

He expressed hope that the comprehensive cooperation and longstanding friendship between the two nations will be further promoted.-VNA