Laos-Vietnam promote tourism cooperation to strengthen bilateral ties

Laos and Vietnam have discussed plans on tourism cooperation, aiming to attract more visitors and strengthen ties between the two countries.

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune welcomed Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Nguyen Ngoc Thien in Vientiane on Thursday as both sides exchanged ideas on cooperation in the sector and plans together.

Prof. Dr Kikeo proposed that both nations continue their long history of cooperation by focusing on exchanging lessons and information on domestic and international conditions in culture and tourism.

He requested that Vietnam assist with Laos’ application for Hin Nam No National Protected Area to become World Heritage-listed as well as holding training courses in Vietnam to upgrade the skills of Lao authorities.

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Viengdavanh Banphahaksa