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VN, Laos review this year's co-operative agreements

Update: November, 01/2013 - 08:33

QUANG TRI (VNS) — The Viet Nam co-operation sub-committee has met with its Lao partner to review the implementation of agreements reached between the two governments in 2013.

The meeting was co-chaired by the vice chairman of the Viet Nam-Laos co-operation sub-committee, Cao Viet Sinh, and his counterpart, Phonesouk Khun Sombat.

Taking place in Viet Nam's central province of Quang Tri from October 26-31, the two sides also discussed preparations for the 36th session of the two countries' Inter-Governmental Committee in early 2014.

Both sides reviewed a report on the outcome of the expert-level talks between the Viet Nam-Laos and Laos-Viet Nam co-operation sub-committees, which focused on co-operation in politics, diplomacy, security and defence, education and training, human resources, foreign direct investment, trade, transport and the use of aid.

The two sides exchanged views and agreed on areas where more work was needed, especially the management of the Sekaman 1 and Sekaman 3 hydro-power plants, and the implementation of programmes and projects funded by Viet Nam. — VNS

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