The top leaders of Laos and Vietnam agree to continue to guide various sectors in the two countries enhancing cooperation ties

Introduction: The top leaders of Laos and Vietnam have agreed to continue to guide various sectors in the two countries in maintaining effective cooperation towards more fruitful friendship, special solidarity and further comprehensive cooperation.

Story: The visit is in response to an invitation by Comrade Choummaly Sayasone, Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of the Lao PDR. Comrade Truong Tan Sang, the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, his wife, and a high-ranking delegation arrive Laos on Monday the 23rd of March for an official working visit from 23-25 March, 2015. After attending the meeting, which was attended by President Choummaly Sayasone, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang and senior officials from the two countries’ Parties and governments.

On Monday evening, President Choummaly and his wife hosted a dinner at the Presidential Palace in honour of President Sang and his wife, and the high-level Vietnamese delegation.

It is said that, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang’s visit, which coincides with celebrations for the 60 th anniversary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, is a great catalyst for the implementation of high-level agreements between the two Parties and cooperation deals reached between the two governments.

President Sang and his delegation on Tuesday the 24th of March meet Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and National Assembly President Madame Pany Yathotou.

At the talks, the leaders briefed each other on the latest developments in their respective countries and shared views on regional and international events of mutual interest.

Reviewing the fruits of their cooperation, the leaders said they highly valued the traditional ties of friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, governments and peoples.

They agreed that, despite the complex changes that have occurred both regionally and internationally, the special ties between Laos and Vietnam had been enriched and grown continuously, which benefited the two nations.

They also share ideas towards successfully realising agreements between the two Parties and Governments as well as stepping up bilateral economic, trade, cultural, science-technology, and security-defence deals.

As Laos and Vietnam actively work towards international integration and the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community, President Truong Tan Sang’s visit is motivation for closer coordination at regional and international forums contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world”

The Vietnamese President and his delegation will also visit previous Lao leaders such as former President Khamtay Siphandone, former President of the Lao Front for National Construction Sisavath Keobounphanh, and former National Assembly President Samane Vinhaket.

President Sang and his delegation will also visit the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum, former President Kaysone Phomvihane’s family, the President Souphanouvong Monument, and members of the Souphanouvong family.

Source: Lao National Television News in English
Broadcast on March 25, 2015