The Red Cross Societies of Vietnam’s Lao Cai province and China’s Yunnan province signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation (Source: VNA)

Lao Cai (VNA) – The Red Cross Societies of Vietnam’s Lao Cai province and China’s Yunnan province signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in implementing friendship and humanitarian programmes, marking a new development step in the two sides’ relations.

Tian Huabing, Vice President of Yunnan’s Red Cross Society, said that the MoU aims to strengthen the two associations’ common perceptions on humanitarian cooperation issues.

They will take measures to support each other in case of natural disasters or emergencies, while organising exchange activities in turn, and considering the establishment of an emergency rescue team.

Both sides will share experience in carrying out humanitarian rescue, and training personnel, Tian added.

Do Thanh Cong, President of the Red Cross Society of Lao Cai province, said that the two associations and their chapters will well implement the MoU, maintain people-to-people exchange, and support each other in humanitarian and charitable activities, and health care, as well as at local and national forums.

Over the past years, Lao Cai has intensified cooperation with other localities, regions, foreign representative offices in Vietnam, international organisations and financial institutions to rally their help for development.

The province has stepped up its comprehensive cooperation with Yunnan to serve socio-economic development, ensure defence-security, and increase its position.-VNA