Vietnamese Prime Minister meets with Lao, Cambodian counterparts hinh anh 1From left: Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Cambodian PM Hun Sen before the working session in Bangkok on June 23 (Photo: VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a working session with his Lao and Cambodian counterparts Thongloun Sisoulith and Samdech Techo Hun Sen in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 23 on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit.

At the event, the three PMs said they were happy to see that Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have obtained solid socio-economic achievements, the living standards of their people have continually been improved, and all of them are making efforts to reform and integrate into the world.

They noted with satisfaction that the close-knit friendship and solidarity among Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have been growing more and more strongly, contributing to peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

The three leaders agreed to enhance cooperation within the framework of the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle Area and the Mekong sub-region and soon build a blueprint for connecting the three economies. They underlined the importance of attracting financial and technical resources for sub-regional projects.

They also agreed to strengthen cooperative ties to maintain border security and promote trade, investment and border connectivity, while affirming the resolve to build the shared border into areas of peace, friendship and development.

PM Phuc affirmed that Vietnam will continue assisting Laos and Cambodia in manpower training and sharing its experience in socio-economic management and development with the two neighbours.

The three PMs also consented to coordinate closely at regional and international forums, and promoting the building of a united, unanimous and resilient ASEAN that plays the central role.

PMs Thongloun Sisoulith and Hun Sen congratulated Vietnam on its election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021 with a very high number of votes. They also promised to support Vietnam when the country holds the ASEAN Chair in 2020.

Also on June 23, the Vietnamese leader had a short meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. They discussed measures to reinforce the bilateral relations and cooperation at multilateral forums.

On this occasion, President Duterte offered thanks to a Vietnamese fishing boat for saving 22 Philippine fishermen in distress at sea on June 9. He affirmed that the Philippines will continue to treat Vietnamese fishermen humanely in the spirit of the traditional friendship and strategic partnership between the two countries.-VNA