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Hanoi (VNA) – A ceremony was held in Vientiane on January 15 to hand over interior equipment, worth 6.6 billion VND (300,000 USD) in total, to the Laos National Academy of Politics and Public Administration.

This is an additional project of a two-phase project on upgrading facilities of the academy at a cost of 124 billion VND (almost 6 million USD), funded as the Vietnamese government’s non-refundable aid to its Lao counterpart.

Speaking at the event, Ubon Mahasay, deputy director of the academy, thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, Government and people for their valuable assistance to the Lao people in general and the academy in particular.

The project has helped the academy have modern equipment to train high-ranking officials and future leaders of the country. It is also a clear manifestation for the traditional and faithful relationship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, he said.

Ubon Mahasay pledged to use the equipment effectively and boost cooperation with the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics to tighten the special relationship between the two academies in particular and the two countries in general.-VNA