Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith along with the Lao Government’s high-ranking delegation, paid an official visit to Vietnam from October 1 to 3, at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

The talks took place following an official welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in the afternoon. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that the visit of his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith reaffirmed the importance of the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation between Việt Nam and Laos.

The two leaders took the occasion to share various common assessments of regional and international situations, as well as the future co-ordination between the two countries, including Vietnam’s roles as ASEAN Chair in 2020 and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-21 term.

The two sides pledged to continue working with member states to increase prosperity, solidarity and self-resilience among the ASEAN Community, and uphold ASEAN’s central role in regional architecture towards a region of peace, stability, co-operation and prosperity./.