Conference promotes cooperation in four southern Lao provinces

A conference to promote cooperation between six Vietnamese localities and four southern provinces of Laos has been held in Pakse, the Lao province of Champasak.
Lao Bao International Border Gate (Photo: VNA)
Lao Bao International Border Gate (Photo: VNA)

The event, organised by the Vietnamese Consulate General in Pakse, aimed to mark the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2022 and promote bilateral cooperation in trade and investment.

The conference brought together leaders from six Vietnamese localities, namely southern Binh Duong province, the central provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Nam and Quang Tri, and the Central Highlands provinces of Kon Tum and Lam Dong, and four southern provinces of Laos: Champassak, Sekong, Attapeu and Salavan, as well as several business representatives from both countries.

Vietnamese Consul General in Pakse, Nguyen Van Trung highlighted the conference’s significance, saying it offered an opportunity for both countries’ localities to provide and get updates on their potential, strengths and advantages as well as propose cooperation contents among them.

During the conference, participants discussed several measures to improve the effectiveness of bilateral cooperation in trade, tourism and agriculture.

A memorandum of understanding between the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Nam province and the Department of Information, Culture and Tourism of Champasak was signed within the conference’s framework.