President Tran Dai Quang (right) and Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith, who visited Vietnam in April (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – A large number of Lao newspapers on June 10 featured front-page articles on Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang’s upcoming official visit to Laos.

The visit, at the invitation of Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Volachit, is scheduled for June 12 – 14.

The Lao News Agency’s PathetLao (Lao Nation) newspaper described the visit as an important historical event in bilateral ties.

It remarked that annual meetings between the Party politburos and governments of the two countries have yielded positive outcomes.

The newspaper also listed recent highlights of Vietnam-Lao economic cooperation, including a trade agreement signed in March 2015 and a border trade pact in June the same year.

Vietnam is now the third biggest investor in Laos, channelling 4.9 billion USD into the country to date.

Meanwhile, the Paxaxon (People) newspaper – the voice of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party – stressed the visit aims to reinforce the two countries’ traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.

The Vientiane Times noted that President Quang’s visit takes place after the President of Laos visited Vietnam in April and is the first foreign visit made by Quang since taking office.-VNA