Vietnam and Laos have committed to boost cooperation in developing rural, border and remote areas.

The commitment was made at a meeting between a delegation of the Steering Committee for Northwest region of Vietnam , led by Deputy Head Bui Thanh Thu, and Deputy Minister of the Lao Government Office Mek Phanlak during the Vietnamese delegation’s visit to Laos from Dec. 19-23.

At the meeting, the two sides reviewed the results of cooperation in rural economic development and the construction of village groups in border and remote areas to improve the living conditions of the two countries’ people.

The two sides also affirmed developing the village groups is a correct direction, helping residents develop production, benefit from the country’s socio-economic development and contribute to maintaining border security.

In future, Vietnam and Laos will continue to exchange experience and information and boost infrastructure construction and rural transportation as well as cooperate to build a Vietnam-Laos borderline of peace, friendship and development./.