The northwestern province of Hoa Binh and Laos’ Huaphan province have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in cultural exchange, Vietnamese and Lao language training, trade, investment and import-export.

The MoU was inked on March 28 as a result of a working session between Secretary of the Hoa Binh Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Bui Van Tinh and his visiting Huaphan counterpart Khamhung Huongvongsi.

At the meeting, the two sides briefed each other on their respective socio-economic development, defence-security, and Party and political system building.

They noted that the two provinces’ close relationship has contributed to tightening the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos .

They also expressed their belief that the bilateral ties will further develop in the future.-VNA