Top leader welcomes Lao PM in Hanoi hinh anh 1Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receives Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Hanoi on October 1 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong received Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, who is paying an official visit to Vietnam, in Hanoi on October 1.

PM Thongloun Sisoulith briefed his host of the recent situation in Laos and the outcomes of the talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc earlier the same day.

He affirmed that the Lao Government will continue working closely with the Vietnamese Government to direct relevant ministries, sectors and localities to effectively carry out the agreements between leaders of the two Parties and countries.

For his part, Trong spoke highly of the governments’ cooperation and efforts by ministries, sectors and localities in realising the agreements between the Parties and the governments.

He applauded the talks between the Vietnamese and Lao PMs, asking them to direct their countries’ ministries, sectors, localities and businesses to implement the signed deals fruitfully.

The leader also told them to further exchange information on and experience in the Party and political system building, management of the economy and society, integration into the world, and implementation of resolutions of the Parties’ national congresses.

The two sides should also seek solutions to existing difficulties so as to improve partnerships in economy, investment, trade, culture, education – training, and science – technique.

He added that amidst the complex and unpredictable developments in the region and the world, the two sides also need to increase sharing information and coordinate closely in situation forecasting.

Earlier on October 1, following their talks, PMs Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Thongloun Sisoulith witnessed the signing of eight cooperation documents on economy, investment, education, finance, banking, energy and aviation./.