Vietnamese leaders receive Lao PM
09:12 | 04/10/2017

VGP - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Tran Dai Quang and National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on October 3 hosted a reception for Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith on the occasion of the Lao leader’s official visit to Viet Nam. 

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receives Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith, October 3, 2017 - Photo: VOV

At a meeting with the Lao PM, Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong called on the two governments to remove difficulties and obstacles so as to ensure the progress and quality of Vietnamese investment projects in Laos as well as stressed the need to improve the quality and efficiency of bilateral cooperation in education-training and human resources development.

He suggested the two sides step up collaboration in national defense, security and external affairs. 

For his part, PM Sisoulith asserted that the Lao Government will coordinate closely with its Vietnamese counterpart to instruct relevant ministries, agencies and localities to effectively implement agreements reached by senior leaders of the two Parties and countries, as well as deals signed at the 39th meeting of the Viet Nam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee, and carefully prepare for the 40th meeting of the committee. 

*During the reception for Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith, State President Tran Dai Quang asserted that Viet Nam always treasures and gives top priority to preserving and developing the Viet Nam-Laos special solidarity. 

The State leader proposed that leaders of both countries continue working closely in directing the organization of effective and practical celebrations in 2017. He also took the occasion to invite Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith to visit Viet Nam and attend a ceremony to conclude the Viet Nam-Laos, Laos-Viet Nam Friendship and Solidariry Year 2017.

As the host of the APEC Year 2017, Viet Nam invites Lao Party General Secretary and President Vorachith to attend the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang in November as a leader of the guest economy along with leaders of Cambodia and Myanmar, he said. 

PM Sisoulith said that Lao Party General Secretary and President Vorachith will visit Viet Nam in December to attend the ceremony concluding the Viet Nam-Laos, Laos-Viet Nam Friendship And Solidarity Year 2017 and participate in the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in November.

*NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has suggested the law-making bodies of Viet Nam and Laos study measures to deepen the two countries’ political ties and enhance the efficiency of cooperation across sectors at her meeting with visiting Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith.

She expressed her delight at the growing special relations and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, especially the successful meeting of the two Political Bureaus in 2017, and the good outcomes of the 39th meeting of the Viet Nam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee and visits by the countries’ leaders.

She urged the two legislatures to work closely with relevant agencies to boost the supervision over joint programs and projects, and the exchange of experience and expertise in law making and the settlement of voters’ concerns.

PM Thongloun Sisoulith emphasized that the two countries will continue popularizing the special Laos-Viet Nam ties among the people, especially among youngsters.

The leaders agreed that the two countries have organized successfully many activities celebrating the Viet Nam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017 and their law-making bodies have conducted the exchange of expertise in law making.

By Thuy Dung

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