The Vietnamese and Lao State Audits vow to increase auditing training and continue to support each other in the field, especially at multilateral forums, in a joint effort to nurture the special ties between the two countries.

The agreement was reached at the February 18 talks in Vientiane with the participation of Vietnamese State Auditor General Nguyen Huu Van, who is leading a delegation to Laos from February 18-22.

Van and his Lao counterpart Viengthong Siphandone informed each other of the socio-economic situation in their respective countries, and at the same time showed their pleasure at the effective collaboration in the sphere over the past time.

The two bodies have witnessed regular exchanges of high-ranking delegations, which will be maintained during 2014, as well as shared experience and documents in auditing-related issues.

The State Audit of Vietnam (SAV) is scheduled to join leaders from the state audit agencies of Laos and Cambodia at their sixth joint conference in Vientiane in the coming time. The Lao side will also visit Vietnam to attend a ceremony marking the 20 th founding anniversary of the SAV.

As a member of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), the SAV has so far signed cooperation deals with over 30 audit institutions around the world.-VNA