President Trương Tấn Sang (right) receives Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavad Lengsavad Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Khang
HÀ NỘI (VNS) — President Trương Tấn Sang yesterday hosted a reception for visiting Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavad Lengsavad, where he hailed the guest’s contributions to bilateral collaboration in foreign affairs.
The Lao official is in Việt Nam on a working visit that aims to review the countries’ joint coordination, particularly in the field of investment.
President Sang suggested the two countries set forth specific programmes to actualise high-level commitments reached as well as the guidelines drawn up by the two parties’ leaders.
Deputy PM Somsavad Lengsavad, for his part, informed his host about the results of talks between the two governments.
The Party, State and people of Laos appreciate Việt Nam’s assistance, which is increasing, to deal with obstacles amidst complicated regional and global situations, he said.
The official proposed the two sides continue their coordination and create optimal conditions for their ministries, agencies and localities to step up their affiliation.
The Deputy PM said a number of Vietnamese enterprises are encountering a range of difficulties due to fluctuating prices, and suggested Government leaders work with each other to seek ways to remove such problems.
In a reception for Lao Deputy PM yesterday, Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng emphasised that Việt Nam and Laos hold great co-operation potential in various fields.
The two countries should intensify coordination in the fields of economics, trade and investment to address shortcomings, and swiftly put co-operation projects into operation to bring about practical benefits for their people, he suggested.
The Lao guest affirmed that Laos always bears in mind and is grateful for the great and valuable support from Việt Nam.
He believed that the bilateral time-honoured friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation will grow further. — VNS