A high-ranking delegation from central Ha Tinh province led by Secretary of the provincial Party’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Binh visited Laos’ capital city of Vientiane on April 7 on the occasion of the country’s traditional Bunpimay festival.

At a meeting with Vientiane Vice Mayor Saithong Keoduangdy, Binh, who is also Chairman of the provincial People’s Council, extended his best wishes to the people of Laos in general and Vientiane in particular on the festival.

He briefed his host on Ha Tinh’s socio-economic performance and its cooperation with the Lao provinces of Kham Muon, Savannakhet and Boli Khamsay.

Binh described personnel training as a highlight in Ha Tinh’s cooperation with central Lao provinces, noting that more than 500 Lao students have studied at the Ha Tinh University.

Host and guest also touched upon ways to support each side’s enterprises and expressed their hopes for further cooperation between the two localities in the coming time.

Saithong Keoduangdy thanked Ha Tinh for its assistance to Vientiane over the past time, saying that despite difficulties, the city’s gross domestic product (GDP) still grew 12 percent last year.-VNA