A delegation from the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) led by Foreign Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Son visited Laos from March 28-31 to boost relations between the two countries.

While receiving the COVA delegation in Vientiane on March 29, Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Doangchay Phichith expressed his wish that the two sides will strengthen the exchange of experiences, helping foster the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos .

Deputy Minister Son congratulated Laos on the success of the 9 th National Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and informed the Lao Deputy PM about the results of the talks between COVA and the Liaison Committee for Overseas Laotians.

He affirmed that Vietnam ’s Foreign Ministry will closely coordinate with its Lao counterpart to strengthen the comprehensive relationship between the two ministries and implement a memorandum of understanding signed between the two committees on the day.

According to the MoU, between 2011-2015 the two sides will continue close coordination, regularly exchange ideas on the world situation or events relating to their countries’ overseas residents and support each other in communication work.

The two sides will jointly prevent and struggle against hostile elements which sabotage the two nations.

They will create favourable conditions for each other in mapping out plans on exchanges of information, experiences, experts and working delegations./.