09:18 | 25/11/2016 Events
The Governments of Vietnam and Laos should step up cooperation to help foster bilateral ties broadly and efficiently, especially in the context of complicated developments in the regional and global situations.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (L) and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith at their meeting in Vientiane on November 24 - (Photo: VNA)
Remarks to this effect were made by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith at their meeting in Vientiane on November 24.
The Party chief hailed the two Governments for promptly directing ministries, agencies and localities to realise the high-level agreement of 2016 and an agreement on a cooperation scheme made at the 38th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Committee on Bilateral Cooperation.
He asked Laos to continue providing all possible support to Vietnamese investors in the host country and suggested the two countries enhance cooperation in Party-building.
Lao PM Thongloun, for his part, vowed to instruct ministries, agencies and localities to effectively implement signed agreements in the fields of the economy, education, culture and science and technology; to fine-tune policies and mechanisms; to ensure the progress and quality of Vietnam’s projects in Laos; and to remove barriers to increasing two-way trade.
He also pledged efforts to improve the efficiency of joint work on education and training and human resources development.
Host and guest noted that the two nations need to work closely together to boost the effective and extensive development of Vietnam and Laos’s special relationship and comprehensive cooperation.
The two leaders agreed to further intensify national defence and security collaboration to maintain political stability, security, social safety and order; to jointly work on preparations for the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation next year.
They promised to regularly share information and offer mutual support on regional and global issues, especially those directly involving each country’s security and development.
In the evening of the same day, Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith hosted a banquet in honour of the Vietnamese Party chief and his entourage./.