Vientiane, Hanoi women seek further cooperation

A delegation from the Vientiane Women’s Union, led by its Chairwoman Lamphoy Siakkachan, paid a working visit to Hanoi on March 4 to learn about the implementation of legal documents among women’s associations at all levels.

Through the visit, the Lao side hopes to gain lessons from Vietnam in helping women participate in local socio-economic development, especially the building of new-style rural areas, said Siakkachan at a meeting with Hanoi officials the same day. 

In reply, Nguyen Cong Soai, Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, affirmed that women have played an incredibly important role in the city’s development. 

He added that with more than 7.3 million residents, Hanoi has faced a range of difficulties in management, construction and development, noting the city will pay more attention to building cultural life in residential areas while upgrading infrastructure, urban transport, education and health care. 

At the meeting, the Vientiane and Hanoi women’s unions voiced their commitment to enhancing the wide ranging ties between the two capital cities.

VNA/VOV online