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HCM City boosts comprehensive co-operation with Lao province

Update: March, 15/2017 - 10:09
Leaders of Hồ Chí Minh City and Houaphan Province of Laos reached a consensus on co-operation and orientation in various fields for 2017 to 2020, during their talks yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ

HCM City — Leaders of Hồ Chí Minh City and Houaphan Province of Laos reached a consensus on co-operation and orientation in various fields for 2017 to 2020, during their talks yesterday.

Accordingly, the two sides will maintain the exchange of visits, aiming to nurture and promote the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation between the two Parties ad States in general and between HCM City and Houaphan in particular.

They agreed to make it easy for departments, sectors and enterprises of the two localities to increase investments in infrastructure development, agriculture and tourism, as well as calling for investments from a third country into HCM City and Houaphan province.

The leaders also consented to promote stronger ties in education, health, communications and tourism.

HCM City will consider providing the Lao locality with 10 higher-education scholarships a year and organising training courses for Houaphan’s public servants in the fields of foreign affairs, foreign investment management, and commercial administration. In return, Houaphan will grant two scholarships for Lao language training courses to HCM City every year. — VNS

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