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12/06/2022 - 09:16

Consolidating and developing the friendly relationship between Thua Thien Hue and Sekong

On the afternoon of June 10, Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Phuong had a meeting session with the delegation from Sekong, Laos led by Leklay Sivilay, Secretary of the Party Committee and Governor of Sekong province on the occasion of the working visit to Thua Thien Hue province.

An overview of the working session

Over the time, the special traditional friendly relationship between Thua Thien Hue and Sekong province has continued to be strengthened, becoming increasingly closed, reliable, effective, and practical in all fields including politics, diplomacy, security, national defense, economy, culture, education, and healthcare, etc.

Over the past 2 years, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the implementation of foreign projects and plans of each province. In this context, the two sides have continued to maintain the good traditional relationship through various flexible forms to maintain the sharing, supportive and assistant relationship.

The two sides have maintained the close and timely collaboration to well control the pandemic situation in the border area, contributing to maintaining political security, ensuring social order and safety, creating favorable conditions for socio-economic development, and ensuring national defense and security on the borders.

Cooperation on education and human resource training continues to be the priority of the senior leaders of the two provinces, affirming that it is one of the effective cooperation fields. Since 2002, Thua Thien Hue province has trained Vietnamese and supported university and college majors for 1.200 Laos students from Attapu, Champasak, Khammuon, Savannakhet, Sekong, and Vientiane provinces, in which there are over 150 students from Sekong.

Over the past 2 years, the province has organized to receive over 500 Lao students, who returned to their hometown to avoid Covid pandemic, coming back to keep on their studies at educational institutes in the provincial area, at the same time implementing vaccination for Lao students.

At the meeting, Sekong Governor Leklay Sivilay said that this was a meaningful visit on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relation between Vietnam and Laos and the 45th year of the Vietnam – Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.

Sekong Governor Leklay Sivilay expressed his joy in the results achieved from the friendly relationship between the two localities, especially the love from Thua Thien Hue province to Sekong province. The Sekong Governor desired that in the coming time, Sekong province and Thua Thien Hue province will carry out many more significant activities, keeping on tightening the special unity between the two sides.

Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Phuong highly appreciated the official friendly visit of the delegation from Sekong province. Chairman Nguyen Van Phuong emphasized that in the coming time, the two sides need to keep on enhancing the cooperation in politics, defense, border, border gates, economy, culture, education, and healthcare, etc., thereby, contributing to the consolidation and the development of the great and special friendly relation, as well as the comprehensive cooperation between the two nations Vietnam – Laos in general, and between Thua Thien Hue –Sekong in particular.

On this occasion, Chairman Nguyen Van Phuong has cordially invited the Party Secretary, Governor and the leaders of Sekong province to attend the opening ceremony of Hue Festival 2022 which will take place on June 25, 2022.

By N.Minh

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