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8/5/2017 9:44:20 PM

Vietnam, Laos look to step up labour cooperation

The fifth Vietnam-Laos Ministerial Conference on Cooperation in Labour and Social Welfare was held in Vietnam’s central province of Da Nang, on August 4.

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung highlighted the pratical and effective cooperation between Vietnam and Laos in all fields, including the affiliation between the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam (MoLISA) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Laos (MLSA).

The delegations of VN MoLISA and the Laos MLISA paying tribute to the martyrs in Da Nang city (source: VNA)

He expressed his appreciation for the Lao side’s coordination in accepting Vietnamese labourers to work on projects in Laos, as well as the affiliation between the two ministries in opening an orthopaedics and rehabilitation centre in Can village, Vientiane, Laos, in December 2015.

Dung also discussed the MoLISA’s scholarships in labour and social welfare for the Lao side, their delegation exchanges, and their cooperation in human resources development, especially in border areas.

The Vietnamese minister thanked the MLSA, and the other relevant agencies of Laos, for their close coordination in searching for the remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Laos, saying he hopes that the two sides will further their cooperation through the exchange of delegations and experience, in addition to personnel training.

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MoLISA Minister Dao Ngoc Dung speaking at the conference (source: Kinh te Do Thi)

Dung’s views were echoed by his Lao counterpart Khampheng Saysompheng, who said that the partnership between the two ministries should be enhanced across all fields.

Under the minutes of the fifth Vietnam-Laos Ministerial Conference on Cooperation in Labour and Social Welfare, the two sides agreed to accelerate the implementation of the Vietnam-Laos labour cooperation agreement signed in 2013.

They will also coordinate with the two countries’ defence ministries and relevent agencies to repatriate the remains of the Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts, as well as the Lao soldiers who died during the war in Vietnam.

Meanwhile, the two sides will intensify experience sharing and continue their cooperation in personnel training.

The sixth conference will be held in Laos in 2019./.

  ( VNF/VNA )
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