Party chief holds phone talks with Lao counterpart
09:17 | 14/08/2020
VGP - Party General Secretary, State President Nguyen Phu Trong and his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachith discussed Viet Nam-Laos relations and Covid-19 fight over the phone on August 13.

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Minister of Public Security To Lam also join the phone talks.

During the talks, General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith extended condolences to the Vietnamese Party, State and people on the death of former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu.

He congratulated on Viet Nam’s recent achievements and spoke highly of its efforts and experience in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, expressing his belief that the country will control the pandemic well.

Bounnhang Vorachith took the occasion to thank Viet Nam for sharing experience and assisting his country, expressing his hope that the two countries will continue sharing information and supporting each other in the battle against Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Party chief Trong thanked Laos for the close coordination with Viet Nam in bilateral aspects as well as within the ASEAN framework.

Trong highly valued the Lao Party and Government’s leadership and the Lao people’s solidarity in the drastic implementation of measures to contain the coronavirus and sustain socio-economic development.

The Vietnamese leader suggested the two countries continue working closely in the fight against Covid-19  so that they can contain the pandemic soon and go on with socio-economic development and improvement of people’s living standards.

During their talks, the two leaders briefed each other about the situation of their respective Parties and countries, discussed bilateral cooperation, and exchanged views on international and regional issues of shared concern.

They highlighted that cooperation between the two Parties and countries has continually been strengthened in all spheres, helping with political stability and socio-economic development in each nation.

They also affirmed joint efforts will be made to uphold and pass down the special Viet Nam-Laos solidarity to future generations.

The leaders pledged their countries’ continuation of timely information sharing, close and effective coordination, along with mutual support in international and regional affairs, especially within the frameworks of ASEAN, the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), and Mekong sub-region cooperation mechanisms.

They pledged that Viet Nam and Laos will work with Cambodia to effectively carry out the agreement on their Development Triangle Area reached among the three countries’ Prime Ministers.

Both sides will also coordinate with other country in the management and sustainable and efficient use of the Mekong River’s water resources for the sake of sustainable development in the region, the two leaders added./.

By Ngoc Van

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