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Lao PM’s Việt Nam visit to bolster co-operation

Update: May, 14/2016 - 09:00
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to Việt Nam from tomorrow to next Tuesday aims to bolster the friendship, solidarity and co-operation between the two nations.– VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI – Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to Việt Nam from tomorrow to next Tuesday aims to bolster the friendship, solidarity and co-operation between the two nations.

In recent years, Việt Nam-Laos relations have grown strongly across several fields.

The two countries’ political bond has been intensified through the exchange of high-ranking Party and State visits and the sharing of experience between ministries, sectors and localities.

Stronger links have been forged in defence and security, and also at regional and global forums.

The two sides also co-operated in searching for and collecting remains of Vietnamese soldiers who died in Laos.

The implementation of economic co-operation agreements signed between the two governments has been accelerated.

Việt Nam is running 15 investment projects in hydroelectricity worth US$1.4 billion, along with 57 mining projects and 18 others in industrial and rubber tree planting in Laos.

The two countries have looked to foster links in education and human resources training. Currently, over 9,000 Lao students are studying in Việt Nam.

This is the first overseas trip by Thongloun Sisoulith as Prime Minister of Laos after he was elected to the post at the first meeting of the 8th National Assembly in April, 2016. — VNS

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