January 25, 2011(KPL) The Mekong Delta province of An Giang and Laos’s Champassak province have signed agreements on political, socio-economic, cultural, and scientific and technological cooperation for 2011.
According to VNA, the agreements were reached during a working session between a delegation of the Lao Front for National Construction in Champassak province and the An Giang chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front.
Under the agreements, the two sides will strengthen information exchange on policies, achievements and experiences in the development cause of the two countries in general and the two provinces in particular.
Champassak province will inform Vietnamese people about An Giang’s foreign policies and provide material and spiritual support for Vietnamese with difficulties in its locality.
Meanwhile, An Giang province will introduce the customs and cultural traditions of Laos to its local people. The province will build five houses of great unity worth 250 million VND in total for its neighbour and organise a fair of high-quality Vietnamese goods in the Lao province, looking towards the establishment of the An Giang-Champassak Friendship Association.
An Giang and Champassak have enjoyed close ties for a long time. The An Giang provincial Fatherland Front Committee presented 10 sets of computers for Champassak, helping strengthen the friendship and solidarity between the two provinces.
During its stay in An Giang, the Champassak delegation offered incense at the temple of late State President Ton Duc Thang in My Hoa Hung commune, Long Xuyen city, and visited An Giang University.