On April 3rd, the Vietnam National Academy of Public Administration and the Lao Public Administration Research and Training Institute held the signing ceremony of the Cooperation Agreement on the occasion of the working visit to Vietnam by Lao delegation of high-ranking officials headed by Vice Minister of Home Affairs Khammoune Viphongxay.
The cooperation agreement between Vietnam National Academy of Public Administration and Lao Public Administration Research and Training Institute is signed on the basis of long-term and effective cooperation in training of cadres and civil servants between the two countries of Vietnam and Laos. The agreement aims to build a sustainable partnership between the two training and research institutions of public administration, focusing on the following five key areas of cooperation: 1) Exchange of lecturers and experts; 2) Cooperation in development and organization of tailor-made training courses; 3) Exchange of master students, exchange of information and studies; 4) joint organization of seminars and workshops; and 5) collaboration in research, publishing and other research cooperation programs.
Speaking at the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement, Vietnam Vice Minister of Home Affairs Nguyen Trong Thua highly appreciated the cooperation in training between the two sides and proposed to expand cooperation in research on administration, focusing on key reform areas such as institutional reform, organizational apparatus reform, quality improvement of cadres and civil servants, public finance reform, administrative procedure reform, and modernization of the administrative system. On behalf of the Lao high-level delegation, Lao Vice Minister of Home Affairs Khammoune Viphongxay congratulated the signing of the cooperation agreement between the two training institutions and emphasized that the cooperation agreement signing represents development of cooperative relations between the Ministry of Home Affairs of Vietnam and the Ministry of Home Affairs of Laos, contributing to improvement of the quality training of cadres and civil servants – a task assigned by the respective governments.