Prime Minister meets Lao counterpart

(VOVworld)- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held talks with his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith on Wednesday on the sideline of the ninth Summit of Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) Development Triangle Area in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith (Photo: VNA)

At the meeting, Phuc congratulated the Lao Prime Minister on Laos’ achievements in domestic and external affairs this year.  Thongloun Sisoulith said he is pleased with the effective partnership between Laos and Vietnam, particularly in trade, investment, energy and transport.

He hailed the significance of the upcoming visit to Laos of General Secretary of the Vietnam Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong, saying it will help bring the two countries’ traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation to new heights.

Both sides agreed to increase delegation exchanges and meetings of high-ranking officials, make thorough preparation for the upcoming 39th session of the Vietnam-Laos inter-governmental committee, and implement joint projects for mutual benefits.

They pledged to boost efforts to carry out the agreement on collaboration between the two governments in 2016, in order to lay the groundwork for the implementation of Vietnam-Laos cooperation agreement for 2016-2020.

The same day, Prime Minister Phuc received representatives from the association of Vietnamese expatriates in Siem Reap.