Vietnam and Laos need to step up information and experience exchange in administrative reform and wage policy as they are common concerns of the two home affairs ministries, said President Truong Tan Sang.

Sang's remark was made at his reception for visiting Lao Minister of Home Affairs Khampan Philavong in Hanoi on June 18.

The President lauded the working results between the two home affairs ministers, saying that agreements reached on public administration between the two agencies would help deepen the special friendship ties of the two nations.

He also spoke highly of the growth of Lao public administration and the country's socio-economic development.

Khampan Philavong said wage reform and personnel training were two crucial tasks of the Lao socio-economic development strategy.

He said Laos hoped to receive support from Vietnam in regards to administrative reform.-VNA