Vietnam will provide scholarships to 18 Lao archives students in 2014 while receiving five Lao officials to work on probation in the National Archives Centre for one month.

An agreement to this effect was signed by the State Records and Archives Department of Vietnam and Laos’ National Archives Department in Hanoi on October 10.

Under the agreement, the two sides will submit to the Governments a project on the national archives insurance centre in Laos funded by the Vietnamese Government.

They will also ask the Government’s permission for cooperation in building and sharing a list of archived documents related to the history of Vietnam and Laos in line with the two countries’ law while continuing the exchange of professional skills and information.

Over the past time, cooperation between the two archives agencies has been maintained and developed in an effective manner.-VNA