Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình yesterday hosted a reception for Mayor of Vientiane, Laos, Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune who is in Ha Noi to exchange experience between the two capital cities.– VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI – Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình yesterday hosted a reception for Mayor of Vientiane, Laos, Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune who is in Ha Noi to exchange experience between the two capital cities.
The Deputy PM praised the special relations between Việt Nam and Laos, saying Việt Nam always attaches importance to maintaining and developing the ties which have been nurtured by Presidents Hồ Chí Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane as well as generations of leaders.
He showed his delight at the growing cooperation between the two countries’ localities, particularly that of Ha Noi and Vientiane which has seen strong progress in economics, education, culture, social affairs, healthcare, agriculture and people-to-people exchange.
He hoped that the two cities would continue working closely, exchanging information and experience, and supporting each other in all fields. He suggested Vientiane bolster effective and practical cooperation with other cities and provinces in Viet Nam to further consolidate the friendship and solidarity between the two nations and peoples.
Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune, for his part, informed Deputy Prime Minister Bình on the results of the talks with Secretary of the Hà Nội Party’s Committee Hoang Trung Hai a day earlier, during which the two sides shared hands-on experience and successful models in building and developing each capital city. They also agreed on various measures to further step up their bilateral partnership in economics, culture, healthcare, people-to-people exchange and more.
The Lao Mayor said he looked forward to continued support from the Government of Việt Nam for Vientiane to expand cooperation with Ha Noi as well as other Vietnamese localities. –VNS