Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with Laos ’ State President
and Party General Secretary Choummaly Sayasone and Prime Minister
Thongsing Thammavong on August 14, as part of his working visit to
Laos from August 11-14.
Phuc, who is also head of
the Vietnam - Laos cooperation sub-committee, informed his hosts
of the outcomes of the 34 th meeting of the committee.
During the past six months, both countries have seen positive
cooperation in many fields, including economics, trade, investment,
education, human resources development and culture, which helps bolster
and promote solidarity between Vietnam and Laos, said Phuc.
He added that the two sides have worked out a pilot strategy for Laos
to implement a project funded by the Vietnamese Government, as part of
activities to mark the 2012 Vietnam – Laos Solidarity and
Lao leaders noted with pleasure
many activities during the 2012 Laos – Vietnam Solidarity Year that
create practical and considerable improvement to the solidarity and
cooperation shown between both countries.
they believed that both countries’ cooperation sub-committees will
strive to bring two-way trade to 1 billion USD this year and 2 billion
USD by 2015.
They added that they hoped both sides
will increase cooperation to bring the Vietnam – Laos relationship
to a new height.-VNA