Vietnamese, Lao government offices boost ties hinh anh 1Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung and Lao Minister and Chairman of the Prime Minister's Office Phet Phomphiphak  at the working session (Source:

Vientiane (VNA)
- Minister, Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung has proposed closer cooperation between the government offices of Vietnam and Laos in the coming time.

Dung made the suggestion during a working session with his Lao counterpart Phet Phomphiphak on February 4 which was held during Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to attend the 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee in Laos.

The Vietnamese official briefed his host on Vietnam’s socio-economic development and expressed his joy at Laos’s development achievements in 2017, attributing the results to drastic directions of the two countries’ Prime Ministers and contributions of the two government offices.

The two Government Offices have continued upholding their close relations, contributing to promoting cooperation between the two countries, he said.

He urged the two offices to accelerate the implementation of signed memorandum of understanding on cooperation, focusing on sharing experience and organising workshops, thus increasing the role of the offices in pushing the bilateral relations.

Sharing Dung’s opinions, Lao Minister and Chairman of the Prime Minister's Office Phet Phomphiphak hoped the two sides will bolster their cooperation in the future, contributing to fulfilling assigned tasks.-VNA