January 17, 2022

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Senior Vietnamese leaders welcome Laotian PM

HANOI, Jan. 8 (Prinsa Latina) The main leaders of Vietnam have received the Prime Minister of Laos, Phankham Vivavanh, who has arrived here for a three-day official visit since then.

The head of government met successively with his Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Minh Chinh; President Nguyen Xuan Phuc. President of the National Assembly, Phuong Dinh Hue; The General Secretary of the Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong.

During the official talks between the two prime ministers, the two parties agreed to increase trade exchanges – which exceeded $1.3 billion last year – and investments and cooperation in various areas of common interest and linking the economies of the two countries.

Then they witnessed the signing of eight cooperation agreements in the fields of security, border demarcation, economy, banking, education, health and electricity.

They also ushered in the Year of Solidarity and Friendship between the two countries, which was marked in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations and the 45th anniversary of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.

Next Monday, the two Prime Ministers will chair the 44th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee, an occasion to review and outline progress in multilateral relations in the next five years.

According to local newspaper reports, in Viphavanh’s meetings with Chairman Xuan Phuc; Parliament Speaker, Vuong Dinh Hue; The general secretary of the Communist Party of China, Fu Trong, reigned in an atmosphere of absolute friendship and understanding.

The neighbors of the Indochina Peninsula, Vietnam and Laos share a border of 2,540 km, ancient historical and cultural ties, joint struggles for independence, and close political and economic ties.

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