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PM welcomes visiting Lao leader

Update: August, 29/2012 - 09:52

HA NOI — Viet Nam and Laos would continue to implement agreements, especially in economic, trade and investment co-operation, to take two-way trade to record levels, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said yesterday.

He made the prediction while receiving Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavad Lengsavath in Ha Noi.

Dung said he hoped both countries would step up the exchange of information and would collaborate and support each other at international and regional forums.

Dung also said he was pleased at the development of the Viet Nam-Laos special relationship and praised the joint co-operation between both countries when organising the events to mark Viet Nam-Laos Friendship Year 2012.

The Lao leader promised his country would do its best to foster the special relationship with Viet Nam.

He said that he hoped both would prioritise economic co-operation, with special attention paid to the progress, quality and effectiveness of joint projects.

Both countries should maintain regular exchanges of officials at various levels and step up people exchanges to strengthen friendship and mutual understanding.

He said Laos hoped Viet Nam would share its experiences in national construction and socio-economic development with Laos.

Both agreed the Viet Nam-Laos special relationship was an invaluable asset for both countries that needed to be fostered and maintained for future generations. — VNS

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