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President Thuong’s Laos visit helps boost bilateral ties

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnam’s State President Vo Van Thuong’s official visit to Laos will help bolster bilateral ties between Vietnam and Laos.

President Thuong took part in 18 activities in the Lao capital of Vientiane, thus creating a new impetus for bilateral cooperation and contributing to executing the high-level agreements reached by the two Parties and countries, especially the Vietnam-Laos cooperation strategy agreement for the 2021-2030 period and the Vietnam-Laos Bilateral Cooperation Agreement for 2021-2025.

In his talks with President Thuong, General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith said that President Thuong’s selection of Laos as the first country to visit since his election to the post of head of state demonstrated the appreciation of the Vietnamese Party, State and the President himself for the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, reported the Vietnam News Agency.

Following the talks, the two leaders witnessed the signing of two cooperation agreements – a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in technology and innovation between the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and the Lao Ministry of Technology and Communications, and another on cooperation in science between the MoST and the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports.

The Vietnamese leader also had separate meetings with the Lao Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Lao National Assembly, the President of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) Central Committee and the President of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association.

President Thuong came back to Hanoi today afternoon, April 11, wrapping up his two-day visit to Laos at the invitation of General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and President Thongloun Sisoulith.

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