President Tran Dai Quang has reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy of giving high priority to the special solidarity with Laos and full support for Laos’ reform and national construction and defence.
On February 8, President Tran Dai Quang hosted a reception for Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Hanoi during which Quang glowingly spoke of the outcomes of the 39th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee.
|President Tran Dai Quang meeting Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
He highlighted the importance of orientations and contents agreed at the meeting and asked the Prime Ministers of the two countries to direct ministries, agencies and localities to actualize the outcomes of the 39th meeting while continuing to facilitate the exchange of visits at all levels.
The Vietnamese State leader called for enhancing connectivity between the two economies to lift two-way trade by focusing on energy and transport projects, dealing with existing barriers and providing all possible support for Vietnamese investors in Laos.
He proposed close coordination between Vietnam and Laos to celebrate the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation this year, as well as offering mutual support in regional and global forums to further deepen linkages in the ASEAN Community, increase ASEAN’s central role and common voice in regional strategic issues.
The Lao PM in turn briefed Quang on the outcomes of the 39th meeting, affirming that both sides have pledged to build on the past achievements to further strengthen bilateral economic ties on a par with the growing political ties between the two countries.