The Ministry of Investment and Planning , Vietnam News Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have committed to participation in a programme on raising community awareness of Vietnam-Laos economic cooperation and environmental conservation.

The programme is being jointly conducted by the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE) and the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Association for Economic Cooperation Development (VILACAED) in collaboration with agencies and localities to mark the 50 th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties establishment and promote the traditional and special friendship between the two countries.

Minister of Investment and Planning Bui Quang Vinh said that the programme, which will take place in Vietnam’s central city of Vinh and Laos’ capital city of Vientiane, will create a good chance for the two countries’ businesses and peoples to raise awareness, exchange experiences and strengthen investment cooperation and environmental conservation, contributing to promoting economic cooperation and sustainable development of both countries.

He also expressed hope that the two countries’ offices, social organisations and business communities will pay attention to the programme.

Vietnam News Agency affirmed that it will cooperate closely with VACNE and promote information about the new programme.-VNA