The year of 2019 marks an important milestone of ITEC HCMC 2019, which is also further affirms Vietnam-Laos tourism cooperation.
For his part, Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien noted the results of cooperation between the two countries, especially the exchanges on cultural and tourism activities. The Minister also said that the two countries should promote cooperation between localities and provinces bordering Vietnam and Laos.
At the request of the Lao side, Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien said that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam instructed to coordinate and support Laos's cultural projects and foster the development of tourism between the two countries.
Regarding tourism cooperation, Vietnam is the second largest market to bring tourists to Laos with 867,585 arrivals in 2018 and reaching 468,632 arrivals in the first 6 months of 2019, up 11% over the same period in 2018.