Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council will share experience and boost cooperation with the delegation of Lao National Assembly deputies in Champassak province.

This is the result of talks between the city’s People’s Council and the delegation of Lao law makers, which took place in HCM City on Sept 5.

The Champassak delegation is paying a visit to study Vietnam ’s experience in the organization and operation of people’s councils and National Assembly delegations at the local level.

HCM City and Champassak province have maintained close cooperative ties since 2002.

Businesses in HCM City has to date invested over 217 million USD in 37 projects in the Lao locality.

On the same day, another delegation of Champassak province engaged in a seminar on Vietnam-Laos and Lam Dong-Champassak ties held in Da Lat city, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong .

Lam Dong and Champassak have been cooperating in agriculture.

During the 2012-2015 period, the two localities will continue their cooperation in this field while tapping potential in tourism and forestry.

Lam Dong is hosting a series of activities to celebrate the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Year in 2012, the 50 th anniversary of diplomatic ties and 35 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Cooperation Treaty.-VNA