The Lao province of Xaynhabuly wants to boost its educational collaboration with Vietnam’s northern province of Yen Bai in a long-term manner, heard a working session between the two sides’ educational officials.

At the working session in Yen Bai on March 19, the delegation from the Xaynhabuly Department of Education and Sports thanked Yen Bai province and its Teacher’s Training College for helping educate students from the Lao province.

Since 2006, the Yen Bai Teacher’s Training College has received and trained 117 students and 10 officials from Xaynhabuly province. As for the 2013-14 academic year, it has received 34 students from the Lao locality.

As many as 130 Lao students are now studying in Yen Bai. Last year, the province was honoured with a first-class Labour Medal presented by the Lao Government in recognition of its contribution to further enhancing Vietnam-Laos friendship.-VNA