(HBO) - A working delegation of the north-western province of Hoa Binh led by Nguyen Van Chuong, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, visited and extended greetings to leaders of Houaphanh province of Laos on the occasion of the country’s traditional New Year festival, the Bunpimay. The delegation was received by Deputy Governor of Houaphanh Phanthong Phetxay Somvane and other provincial leaders.

Vice Chairman of Hoa Binh People’s Committee Nguyen Van Chuong presents gift to leaders of Laos’ Houaphanh province.

At the working session, Vice Chairman of Hoa Binh People’s Committee Nguyen Van Chuong extended New Year greetings to leaders and people of Houaphanh province, on behalf of Hoa Binh authorities. He also briefed his host on the socio-economic development of Hoa Binh.

The two sides discussed a plan on human resources training for Houaphanh province in the coming time.

For his part, Deputy Governor of Houaphanh Phanthong Phetxay Somvane thanked Hoa Binh authorities for paying heed to Houaphanh’s development, especially during this year’s Bunpimay festival.

He voiced his hope that the two provinces will continue to tighten the bilateral friendship and the Vietnamese locality will further support Houaphanh province in the future.

After the meeting, the Hoa Binh delegation and Houaphanh leaders joined a celebration in Xam Neua city, in which participantssplashed water and tied threads on each other’s wrist, part of traditional rituals of Bunpimay, to wish for peace and a happy New Year./.

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