HA NOI — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong received Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavad Lengsavath in Ha Noi yesterday.
|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) meets Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavad Lengsavath in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
Lengsavath, who is also head of the Laos -Viet Nam Co-operation Sub-committee, expressed his pleasure at attending the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Viet Nam – Laos diplomatic ties in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, the former revolutionary capital of Viet Nam.
Trong spoke highly of the two Governments' efforts in holding activities to celebrate the Viet Nam – Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2012 as well as outcomes of the mid-term meeting of the Viet Nam - Laos Inter-Governmental Committee recently held in Luang Prabang.
He suggested the two countries' cooperation sub-committees work closely with ministries and departments to effectively carry out signed agreements, while paying due attention to the progress and quality of bilateral cooperation projects.
The two sides should work toward successfully hosting the ninth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM – 9) and the seventh Asia – Europe Parliamentary Partnership meeting (ASEP – 7) in Laos later this year, Trong said. — VNS