Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang and Lao Party chief Bounnhang Volachith (Source: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang was received by Lao leaders on May 30 during his visit from May 29 – June 1.

During the meetings with Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Volachith, National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, the city’s leaders hailed the practical and effective ties between Ho Chi Minh City and Vientiane over the past years, contributing to tightening the Vietnam-Laos relationship in general.

He said the two cities will continue discussing specific measures to foster bilateral ties.

On the occasion, Secretary Thang also asked the hosts to create all favourable conditions for Vietnamese investors, including those from Ho Chi Minh City.

The Lao leaders hoped that Ho Chi Minh City will increase its investment in Laos, not only in major cities but also in remote and mountainous areas.

The same day, the Vietnamese delegation paid a courtesy call to President of the Lao Front for National Construction Saysomphone Phomvihane and former PM Sisavath Keobounphan.

During the stay, the delegation will visit Champasak province and sign a bilateral cooperation agreement for 2016-2021.-VNA