|President Truong Tan Sang (R) receives visiting Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad in Ha Noi yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang yesterday said Viet Nam and Laos should continue the exchange of visits by high-ranking officials to discuss issues of crucial importance including politics, economics, and national security and defense.
Receiving visiting Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad in Ha Noi yesterday, the President applauded the progress that Laos has made in attracting investment and developing its processing and service industries.
Somsavat Lengsavad told his host that his visit was aimed at exchanging experiences with the Vietnamese ministries of finance and industry and trade on stabilising the macro-economy.
He said the discussions he'd had with Vietnamese officials affirmed that the sharing of Viet Nam's experiences had helped Laos considerably in building its finance, commerce and industrial sectors.
Also yesterday, National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with a visiting delegation from the Lao parliamentary Committee for Economy, Finance and Planning led by Souvangpheng Boupphanouvong. — VNS