Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan started a five-day visit to Laos on April 21.

The same day, Luan held talks with Lao Education Minister Phankham Viphavanh to review their ministries’ past cooperation and work out plans for 2011 to 2020.

The two sides agreed to boost cooperation in graduate and postgraduate training in the immediate and long terms.

They also agreed to boost the exchange of visits by delegations in many fields and coordinate in implementing a project to enhance the quality and efficiency of cooperation in education and human resource development till 2020.

They will facilitate the exchange of artistic and sport activities in order to develop the traditional friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries./.