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Preserving and constantly strengthening the special relations between Viet Nam and Laos
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomes Prime Minister of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith. Photo:VNA

During his visit to Viet Nam, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith held talks with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, paid courtesy visits to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Tran Dai Quang and met with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang. He laid a wreath at the Monument of Heroes and Martyrs and paid a floral tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his Mausoleum.

The meetings took place in an atmosphere of sincerity, trust, and friendship. The two sides expressed satisfaction that the special relationship and comprehensive cooperation between Viet Nam and Laos have been constantly strengthened and developed with mutual trust. In particular, the Agreement on Cooperation between the Governments of Viet Nam and Laos for the period of 2011-2015 was well implemented, contributing to constantly consolidating and developing bilateral relations in both scope and scale. The two sides also affirmed the determination of the two Parties, States and peoples to continue maintaining and developing the loyal relationships and especial solidarity between Viet Nam and Laos, considering it an invaluable asset that both peoples should always preserve, promote and pass on to the next generations.

The two sides pledged to cooperate closely to implement the agreements reached by the two countries' leaders on boosting political relations, diplomacy, security and defense, as well as cooperation in the fields of economy, trade and investment, and urge ministries, branches and localities to effectively implement the 2016 Cooperation Plan between the two Governments and the bilateral Cooperation Agreement between Viet Nam and Laos in the period of 2016-2020 and continue to consolidate the Intergovernmental Committee on Bilateral Cooperation to achieve the highest efficiency.

The two sides agreed to effectively implement important cooperation agreements concluded by the two countries in 2015, affirming to better coordinate in the implementation of the Protocol on Defense and Security Cooperation in the period of 2016-2020. The two sides also reached consensus on improving the quality of human resource training and development, strengthen cooperation in regional and international fora and together with each other and with other countries and international organizations closely coordinate in the management and sustainable and efficient use of water resources of the Mekong river.

On this occasion, the Prime Ministers witnessed the signing of a number of documents between ministries, branches and localities of Viet Nam and Laos as well as the support of US$ 200,000 by Viet Nam Industry and Trade Commercial Bank (VietinBank) to Laos for social security.

The successful official friendship visit to Viet Nam by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his spouse contributed to the growth of special relationship of Viet Nam and Laos, meeting the aspiration and interests of the two peoples for peace, stability, cooperation and development in Southeast Asia and around the world.

Synthesized by Thuy Linh