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HCMC, Savannakhet Province sign Memorandum of Understanding in 2022-2025

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On May 27, within the framework of a working visit to Laos, a high-ranking delegation from Ho Chi Minh City led by Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen visited Savannakhet province and had a meeting with Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Governor of Savannakhet Santiphap Phomvihane.
At the meeting, Secretary of the City Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Van Nen expressed his pleasure to visit and work in Savannakhet province, the hometown of President Kaysone Phomvihane, a land rich in revolutionary traditions and the attachment of the Vietnam - Laos fighting alliance.
HCMC, Savannakhet Province sign Memorandum of Understanding in 2022-2025 ảnh 1 Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen (L) shakes hands with Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, Governor of Savannakhet Province Santiphap Phomvihane (Photo: SGGP)
Mr. Nen informed about the socio-economic situation of Ho Chi Minh City in recent years. After the Covid-19 pandemic, the southern metropolis’ socio-economic situation gradually recovered and developed.
Currently, Ho Chi Minh City is continuing to focus on building and perfecting institutions, mechanisms, and policies in order to maximize all resources to restructure the economy, renew the growth model as well as strengthen urban area management capacity, promote digital transformation, reform administrative procedures, and striving to achieve the growth target in 2022 from 6 percent-6.5 percent.
Savannakhet Province is planning to promote its historical and cultural traditions and strengthen cooperation with Ho Chi Minh City and some other localities of Vietnam in many fields such as tourism, education, and training.
In such context, Mr. Nen said that Ho Chi Minh City also expected to promote cooperation with Laotian localities, including Savannakhet Province, to soon recover and develop more strongly socio-economic development after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Within the framework of the talks, HCMC and Savannakhet Province signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the phase of 2022-2025. In which, the southern largest city will support training human resources for Savannakhet Province with 30 bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees a year.
Furthermore, Ho Chi Minh City will also give financial support for the province to embellish and upgrade the President Ho Chi Minh historical site; at the same time, coordinate to well organize activities to celebrate the "Year of Friendship and Solidarity between Vietnam - Laos, Laos - Vietnam 2022"...
The Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee also agreed with the proposals of the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Governor of Savannakhet Santiphap Phomvihane. Governor of Savannakhet Santiphap Phomvihane proposed that more delegations between the two localities will cooperate in many fields.
HCMC, Savannakhet Province sign Memorandum of Understanding in 2022-2025 ảnh 2 Ho Chi Minh City and Savannakhet Province sign a Memorandum of Understanding from 2022 through 2025 (Photo: SGGP)
Moreover, HCMC should create favorable conditions for Laotians investors and enterprises to approach investment promotion in the two localities. Last but not least, there should be a stronger promotion of tourism connection activities and a training program for young generations, students and officials for Savannakhet Province.
On this occasion, Ho Chi Minh City presented Savannakhet Province with 16 sets of online meeting equipment.
In Savannakhet Province, HCMC Secretary Nen and the delegation came to lay a wreath at Uncle Ho's memorial area.
The delegation also offered flowers at the Monument to the President of the Lao PDR Kaysone Phomvihane and visited the Memorial of President Kaysone Phomvihane. Accompanying the delegation in Savannakhet Province was Governor of Savannakhet Santiphap Phomvihane.
On the same day, the high-ranking delegation from Ho Chi Minh City visited the Consulate General of Vietnam in Savannakhet Province and presented gifts to outstanding Vietnamese households.
At the meeting, the delegation also gave gifts to the Consulate General of Vietnam in Savannakhet Province as well as sent meaningful gifts to typical Vietnamese households.
Formerly, the delegation visited and talked with officials and employees of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos.
After listening to Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung’s report on the situation and results of the Embassy's work over the years, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen was delighted to announce the good results of the delegation in the first days of visiting and working in Laos.
Mr. Nguyen Van Nen sent his thank–you to the Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos and the embassy's staff for their active support and coordination in developing content and programs for the high-ranking delegation's mission. So far, the delegation has had many activities in Vientiane and achieved good results.
HCMC, Savannakhet Province sign Memorandum of Understanding in 2022-2025 ảnh 3 Officials and employees of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos (Photo: SGGP)
According to Mr. Nen, leaders, officers, and employees of the Embassy has well promoted their role as a bridge, and promptly provided information for HCMC leaders to direct the implementation of many activities to strengthen relations with other localities in Laos through many different channels.
He expected that the Embassy should try to stick to their political tasks, overcome all difficulties, and constantly improve their expertise to fulfill their tasks well.
HCMC, Savannakhet Province sign Memorandum of Understanding in 2022-2025 ảnh 4 Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee sent a gift to the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos (Photo: SGGP)
The Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee hoped that the officers and employees of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos would continue to make efforts to fulfill their tasks well, especially contributing to the great friendship relationship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.
HCMC, Savannakhet Province sign Memorandum of Understanding in 2022-2025 ảnh 5 Nguyen Van Nen and his peer Santiphap Phomvihane lay a wreath at Uncle Ho's memorial area (Photo: SGGP)
HCMC, Savannakhet Province sign Memorandum of Understanding in 2022-2025 ảnh 6 Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen and other delegates in the delegation offer incense in the memory of Uncle Ho, in the worship room of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos (Photo: SGGP)
HCMC, Savannakhet Province sign Memorandum of Understanding in 2022-2025 ảnh 7 The delegation also comes to offer flowers at the Monument of Lao President Kaysone Phomvihane (Photo: SGGP)

By Van Minh – Translated by Dan Thuy

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