Party chief meets Lao Prime Minister hinh anh 1Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the airport (Source: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – The Governments of Vietnam and Laos should promote their cooperative role to help foster bilateral ties broadly and efficiently, especially in the context of regional and global situation developing complicatedly.

The remarks were made by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith at their meeting in Vientiane on November 24.

The Party chief hailed the two governments for promptly directing ministries, agencies and localities to realise outcomes of the high-level agreement 2016 and an agreement on cooperation scheme at the 38th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Committee on Bilateral Cooperation.

He asked Laos to continue providing all possible support for Vietnamese investors in the host country and suggested the two countries to enhance cooperation in Party building.

Sisoulith, for his part, vowed to instruct ministries, agencies and localities to effectively implement signed agreements in the fields of economy, education, culture and science-technology; fine-tune policies and mechanisms; ensure the progress and quality of Vietnam’s projects in Laos; and remove barriers to lift two-way trade.

He also pledged efforts to improve the efficiency of joint work in education-training and human resources development.

Host and guest noted that the two nations need to work closely together to boost the effective and extensive development of Vietnam-Laos special relationship and comprehensive cooperation.

The two leaders agreed to further intensify national defence-security collaboration to maintain political stability, security, social safety and order; jointly work on preparations for the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation next year.

They promised to regularly share information and offer mutual support in regional and global issues, especially those directly involving each country’s security and development.

In the evening the same day, Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Volachith hosted a banquet in honour of the Vietnamese Party chief and his entourage./.
VNA source