Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong praised the effective and fruitful cooperation in agriculture-forestry-fisheries between Laos and Vietnam during a reception for a Vietnamese delegation of senior agricultural officials on July 21 in Vientiane.

He hailed Vietnam’s potential and experience in agro-forestry production with a number of top global export products, and expressed hope that Vietnam would provide more support for his country in promoting the sector.

Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat affirmed that his ministry and the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (LMAF) have effectively implemented their joint projects in the framework of bilateral cooperation agreements between the two ministries and nations.

Earlier on the same day, Minister Cao Duc Phat and his Lao counterpart Vilayvanh Phomkhe signed an agreement on cooperation in agriculture-forestry, aquaculture and rural development in 2015.-VNA