Ho Chi Minh City will increase its investment in Laos and contribute to strengthening traditional ties of friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Laos, said Le Thanh Hai, Secretary of the city’s Party committee on April 11.
Hai made the statement during his meeting with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong in Vientiane.
He said the cooperative relations between HCM City and Vientiane and other Lao localities have been developing continuously and they have created a firm foundation for bilateral ties between the two countries.
The Lao PM said he welcomed the visit by the delegation from HCM City and highly appreciated the city’s effective investment in Laos. He expressed his hope that HCM City will accelerate investment in such fields as education, training, agriculture, health care, industry and culture in the near future.
The same day, the delegation headed by Hai met with its counterpart in Vientiane and discussed ways to strengthen bonds in various areas.
On the evening of April 11, Hai was received by Lao President Choummaly Sayasone.
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