PM meets Thai, Lao counterparts on ACMECS8 sidelines

Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc had bilateral meetings with his Thai and Lao counterparts on the sidelines of the eighth Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit (ACMECS 8) in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday.

At their meeting, PM Phuc and Thai PM Prayuth Chan-o-cha agreed to boost the implementation of important cooperation mechanisms in 2018, especially the fourth joint cabinet meeting, the meeting of the Joint Committee for Bilateral Cooperation, and the third meeting of the Vietnam � Thailand Joint Trade Committee. They agreed to build roads along the East-West economic corridor and launch road and waterway connectivity projects to serve trade, transport, tourism and people-to-people exchanges among regional countries.

On the occasion, the two leaders witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between Thailand's Kasikorn Bank and the Enterprise Development Agency. under the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment, and a contract between Vietnam's XuanCau Ltd Company and Thailand's B.Grimm to develop DauTieng 1 and DauTieng 2 solar power plants in the southern province of TayNinh.

On the same day, PM Phuc met with his Lao counterpart ThonglounSisoulith. Both leaders agreed to speed up the full implementation of high-level agreements and the outcomes of the 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee and underlined the need to remove obstacles, particularly in key projects on energy, mining, and transport connectivity. PM Phuc suggested that the two nations continue exchanging information and work hand in hand in ASEAN and at multilateral forums for peace, security and sustainable development.

Source: VOV5