Lao Minister of Public Works and Transport Sommad Pholsena is on a working visit to Vietnam, aiming at increasing cooperation between the two transport sectors.

The visit is also to strengthen the special traditional friendship between the two countries, he told Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at meeting in Hanoi on Dec. 19.

The Lao minister briefed the Deputy PM on discussions and cooperation between the two transport ministries as well as the signing of a bilateral comprehensive cooperative agreement in transport until 2015.

Minister Sommad Pholsena spoke highly of the efforts and assistance of Vietnamese experts for development of transport infrastructure in Laos.

He affirmed his intention to efficiently implement bilateral agreements, contributing to maintaining and promoting the Vietnam-Laos traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.

Deputy PM Phuc spoke highly of outcomes from the two ministries’ cooperation in experience sharing and human resource training.

He affirmed his support for the implementation of the two ministries’ future cooperative agreements.

Vietnam wants to work with Laos to develop the two countries’ relations in a deeper, more practical and effective manner./.