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VN, Laos still need annual gov’t meeting: PM

Update: June, 10/2016 - 11:04
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives Lao Foreign Minister, Saleumxay Kommasith, in Hà Nội yesterday.— Photo VGP

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam and Laos should maintain the annual meeting of their governments, in order to handle issues arising which pertain to their plans, especially the 2016-20 plan, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said. 

He made the remarks while hosting the visiting Lao Foreign Minister, Saleumxay Kommasith, in Hà Nội yesterday.

The PM said he hoped the Lao official, in his Foreign Minister position, will work to foster the traditional friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive co-operation between the two countries.

He expressed approval that the two countries’ across-the-board affiliation is growing strongly and efficiently. And he described cemented political trust and successful visits by high-ranking officials as having lifted relations between the two Parties, States and Governments to the next level. 

Minister Saleumxay Kommasith told his host that he held talks with Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh. They agreed on speedier realisation of agreements reached by the two countries’ leaders, as well as on orientations for the two foreign ministries’ connection.

He hopes to learn from Việt Nam’s experience as the ASEAN Chair. Laos took on the role this year and wants do the job well.

The Lao Minister pledged he will spare no effort to reinforce the traditional friendship, special solidarity and multi-dimensional co-operation with Việt Nam. — VNS

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