Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito is on an official visit to Laos from June 29-July 1.
During his stay in Laos , the Crown Prince had meetings with Lao
President Chummaly Saynhasone, Vice President Bounnhang Volachit and
Prime Minister Thongsin Thammavong.
At the meetings, both sides
highlighted friendship and cooperation between the two countries with
increase in exchange of high-ranking delegations and Japan ’s official
development assistance to Laos .
Crown Prince Naruhito
affirmed Japan ’s policy of attaching importance to relations with
Laos and thanked Laos for its help to the Japanese people after the
earthquake-tsunami disaster last year.
The Lao leaders highly
valued the first visit to Laos by the Japanese Crown Prince since
the two countries set up diplomatic ties, saying that it contributes to
enhancing cooperation between the two countries.
visit, the Crown Prince met with Chairman of the Laos-Japan Friendship
Association Ponmek Dalaloy and visited cultural establishments in
Laos is the final leg of Crown Prince Naruhito’s
three-nation tour of Southeast Asia . Earlier he visited Thailand and