Vietnam and Laos have agreed to strengthen cooperation in social science research.

The statement was made between President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Science Nguyen Xuan Thang and acting President of the Lao Academy of Social Science Thongxalit Manomek in Vientiane on October 31.

During the talks, the two sides discussed measures to further boost bilateral cooperation between the two academies.

The two sides briefed each other on each academy’s situation. Both spoke highly of the results of their cooperation over the past time, particularly through joint subjects and delegation exchanges.

The two academies also coordinated in holding many big international conferences, including “Green Growth in the Mekong Sub-region” and the second conference on the role social science plays in driving sustainable development in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia recently held in Khammuone, Laos.

In the time to come, the two sides will continue intensifying cooperation, providing scientific bases for their Parties and States on policy-making, and further upholding the results of gained international cooperation, thus contributing to developing the special friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.-VNA