Authorities of Vietnam’s central province of Thanh Hoa and Laos ’ north-eastern Xieng Khouang province have signed a cooperation minute for 2013-2014 which underscores the need to strengthen coordination in promoting the traditional friendship, special solidarity and overall cooperation.

The signing ceremony took place during a four-day visit by Secretary of the Thanh Hoa provincial Party Committee Mai Van Ninh, who is a Party Central Committee member, to Xieng Khouang, which ended on June 2.

The inked document also put forth suggestions for intensified cooperation, particularly in the realms of human resources training and the creation of favourable conditions for the two sides’ businesses to lift up their investment links.

During a working session with the host province’s Governor Somcot Mangnomek, the two officials asked their relevant agencies to build concrete plans on multifaceted cooperation in a bid to reap the expected results.

In 2013, Thanh Hoa plans to provide a 3 billion VND aid to help the neighbouring counterpart build houses for the poor and state policy beneficiaries.-VNA