Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for his visiting Lao counterpart Somsavath Lengsavad in Hanoi on September 20.

The host and guest expressed their delight at fruitful results of the bilateral comprehensive cooperation in recent times.

The two countries effectively implemented the agreement signed between the two Politburos of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee as well as high-level arrangements.

Cooperation in the field of politics, foreign relations, defence-security, economics, trade, socio-culture between the two countries have also been deepened and expanded.

The two Deputy PMs underlined the need for the two sides to work closer so as to successfully organise the 37 th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee.

Phuc and Somsavath affirmed that they will continue to direct ministries, sector, locality and enterprises of the two countries to collaborate together in implementing agreements reached between the two governments, in order to create breakthroughs in the bilateral cooperation.-VNA