08:32 | 20/06/2016 Cooperation
The ministries of planning and investment of Vietnam and Laos should work to foster the two countries’ economic links in key sectors – trade, finance and banking, transportation and energy.
Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Lao Minister of Planning and Investment Suphan Keomixay. (Photo: VGP)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made the statement at his reception for Lao Minister of Planning and Investment Suphan Keomixay in Hanoi on June 17.
Speaking at the meeting, Prime Minister Phuc reaffirmed that the Party, State and people of Vietnam treasure the traditional ties between the two nations that have been nurtured by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane.
He praised the fruitful outcomes of the bilateral co-operation in multiple fields, including politics, defence-security, people-to-people exchange, economics, investment, and education and culture, in recent years.
He also thanked the Lao Government for offering incentive policies for Vietnamese investors in Laos and helping them resolve difficulties.
The Prime Minister stressed the important role the two ministries of planning and investment play in enhancing the bilateral partnership, suggesting they exchange experience in policy making, macroeconomic stabilisation, inflation control and public investment management.
For his part, Minister Suphan Keomixay briefed his host on the outcomes of the talks with Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment, noting that the two sides have agreed to boost co-operation in multiple fields and work together to push ahead their investment projects.
The Lao minister said he hoped Prime Minister Phuc would continue facilitating the development of relations between the two ministries and countries./.