The Vietnam Peace Committee (VPC) and the Lao Committee for Peace and Solidarity (LCPS) have agreed to intensify their far-reaching cooperation in the time ahead.

The agreement was reached at talks in Hanoi on September 9 between National Assembly Vice Chairman and VPC President Uong Chu Luu and LCPS President Khamphan Simmalavong.

Accordingly, the two sides will facilitate high-ranking visits, share the working experience of each country’s social and non-governmental organisations, and offer personnel training in external relations.

At the same time, they will support each other in multilateral people-to-people activities, jointly deal with climate change, properly tap Mekong River natural resources while working with other people’s organisations to popularise Vietnam and Laos as well as their culture and tourism.

Luu said he is hopeful of fine bilateral cooperation in the future, assuring his guest that the Vietnamese Party and State will make it easier for the two sides to fulfil their cooperation plans.

During its five-day stay, the Lao delegation will pay a courtesy call to leaders of Ho Chi Minh City, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), and the Ho Chi Minh City chapters of VUFO and VPC.-VNA