Laos and Thailand have reached an agreement to enhance technical cooperation in natural resources and the environment, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Friday.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with respect to this cooperation was signed by Lao Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sommad Pholsena and his counterpart from the Kingdom of Thailand General Surasak Karnjanarat in Lao capital Vientiane on Thursday.

Under the agreement, during 2017-2021 the two countries would work together in areas such as pollution control, environmental promotion initiatives, water resources management, capacity building on climate change, and sustainable development, according to the report.

The two ministries will transfer or exchange scientific and technical information, joint organization symposia, training, study tours, staff exchanges, and joint projects to demonstrate environmental-management approaches and technologies. 

Source: Xinhua Net | 21 July 2017

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