An energy cooperation working group between the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and Laos’ Ministry of Energy and Mines will be set up to promote connection between the two countries in the field.

The establishment was reached at a working session in Vientiane on September 24 between Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung and Minister Soulivong Daravong.

The group will create a close coordination mechanism, helping the two sides update and exchange information on energy policies and propose new projects and programmes in energy.

During their session, host and guest said they believed the group would help promote effective energy cooperation between the two countries, contributing to fostering traditional friendship and special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos.

Deputy Minister Cao Quoc Hung was in Laos to attend the 32nd ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM).-VNA