Vietnam, Laos to further consolidate comprehensive cooperation
Updated: 11:00’ - 13/06/2016
Lao Party leader and President Bounnhang Vorachith on June 12 told Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang that the latter’s state visit to Laos would be a milestone in consolidating and further developing the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and peoples.
During their talks in Vientiane, Laos, part of President Quang’s visits to Laos and Cambodia from June 12-16, the two leaders reached a consensus on continuing delegation exchanges, maximizing the operation of bilateral cooperative mechanisms, and enhancing cooperation efficiency across all fields.
President Tran Dai Quang holds talks with Lao Party leader and President Bounnhang Vorachith in Vientiane, Laos__Photo: VNA
They agreed to push forward the realization of agreements reached by the leaders of the two countries, and renewed the resolve to carry out the protocol on bilateral defense and security cooperation for 2016-20, the protocol on border and border markers, the agreement on border and border-gate management regulations signed early this year, and the new agreements on trade and border trade between the two countries.
The two leaders were unanimous in enhancing the connectivity and mutual supplementation of their economies while promoting cultural and people-to-people exchanges and coordinating to hold activities to mark the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relationship and the 40th year of the Vietnam-Lao Amity and Cooperation Treaty next year.
They also agreed that the two countries should keep a close watch on the regional and world situation and maintain discussions to help each other ensure security and stability in their respective countries.
They affirmed that the two countries would coordinate closely at international and regional forums such as the United Nations, the ASEAN and sub-regional mechanisms.
They reiterated the will to collaborate with each other in strengthening solidarity among the ASEAN and elevating the bloc’s central role in the regional security structure.
The two leaders also agreed to promote cooperation with each other and with other countries and international organizations for the sustainable and effective management and use of water resource in the Mekong River.- (VNS/VLLF)