President Tran Dai Quang greets Lao PM

President Tran Dai Quang received in Hanoi on Tuesday Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith who is heading a high-level delegation to ongoing regional summits in Vietnam.

Mr. Quang hailed the participation of the Lao leader and the delegation in the World Economic Forum on Mekong (WEF - Mekong), the 8th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam Summit (CLMV 8), and the 7th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit (ACMECS 7) in Vietnam.

President Quang expressed his pleasure at the growing ties between the two countries across a number of fields, thanks to regular high-level delegation exchanges which has contributed to tightening the bilateral traditional friendship and special solidarity.

He recommended enhancing bilateral collaboration in defense, security, culture, education, human resources training, health, and people-to-people exchanges.

Earlier, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had talks with his Lao counterpart and urged the Lao government to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese investors in Laos.

The two government leaders agreed to task the two ministries of industry and trade with devising solutions for boosting bilateral trade and better implementation of the Vietnam-Laos border trade agreement.

They said that the two Governments will set up a committee to organize activities to mark the 55th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties and 40 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Cooperation Treaty.

They also agreed to set up a specific mechanism for their own meetings and their attendance of sessions of the Inter-governmental Committee on cooperation so as to swiftly tackle problems in bilateral relations.

Source: VOV5