HCM City, Lao capital step up cooperation

14:32 | 28/03/2017 Vietnam - Asean

Ho Chi Minh City and Laos’s capital city of Vientiane need to flesh out measures to boost their relations in trade, investment, culture and tourism, said Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Dinh La Thang at a reception for visiting Vientiane Governor Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune on March 27.

Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Dinh La Thang (right) and Vientiane Governor Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune present souvenirs to each other

It’s time for HCM City and Vientiane to cooperate in creating joint tourism products, he stressed.

Lauding the sound cooperation between the two cities, Thang said the collaboration is a shining example for other localities to follow.

HCM City and Vientiane should promote delegation exchanges as well as organise significant activities to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the two nations’ diplomatic relations and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, he added.

For his part, the Vientiane leader said that his visit aimed to present Laos’s Development Order, first class, to the southern Vietnamese hub’s party organisation, authorities and people for their support for Laos and Vientiane in particular.

During his stay, he also wished to exchange experience in tax collection and customs with Ho Chi Minh City.