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Lao PM visits with high ranking group

Update: February, 24/2012 - 09:57

HA NOI — Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and a high-ranking delegation of his cabinet arrived in Viet Nam yesterday to start a four-day visit to Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Binh Dinh provinces at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc warmly received Thammavong and his delegation at Pleiku Airport, saying his visit is a showcase of the traditional friendship and comprehensive partnership between the two countries.

Phuc applauded the great achievement made by the Lao Government and people in socio-economic development and foreign affairs, which has helped boost the country's position in the international and regional arena.

He emphasised the meaning of such a visit to provinces in Viet Nam and expressed his belief that this was a good opportunity to exchange experiences in socio-economic development at provincial level.

For his part, the Lao PM expressed his delight at visiting the three provinces and the warm reception from the Vietnamese Government, leaders and people. He said it expressed strong solidarity between the two Parties, Government and peoples.

Both parties expressed delight at their comprehensive partnership, co-operation in investment and growing trade.

They agreed on implementing policies based on the outcome of the 34th Inter-governmental Committee meeting while strengthening partnership mechanisms. — VNS

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