VIENTIANE: India and Laos signed two key Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on air services and Quick Impact Projects (under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation programme) to strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations.
The work completion and handing over certificate of the Champassack Irrigation project was presented by Maykonh Phonephommavong, Director General, Department of Irrigation, Lao to R K Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director, WAPCOS Limited at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace "Ho Kham".
The pacts were signed during the state visit of Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari to Lao PDR.
Ansari, who will conclude his two-nation four-day visit to Cambodia and Laos today, also called on Lao President Choummaly Sayasone and met Prime Minister Bounnhang Vorachith and discussed issues of mutual concern to both nations.
The Vice President also visited That Luang, or the Great Stupa, in Vientiane. It is the national symbol and also the most sacred monument in the country.