President Vo Van Thuong held talks with Lao Party General Secretary and President Thongloun Sisoulith right after the welcome ceremony in Vientiane on April 10.
|President Vo Van Thuong holds talks with Lao Party General Secretary and President Thongloun Sisoulith__Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA|
Sisoulith spoke highly of the Vietnamese President’s visit, saying Thuong’s selection of Laos for his first overseas trip in the new position demonstrates the importance Vietnamese Party and State leaders and the President himself attach to the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries. He used the occasion to thank Vietnam for supporting Laos in socio-economic recovery and development.
For his part, Thuong commended the achievements that Laos has attained in national reform and construction, and noted his belief that, the country will soon overcome difficulties and challenges to successfully realize targeted targets.
The two leaders reiterated the two countries’ consistent policies of always attaching importance and giving the top priority to consolidating and enhancing their great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.
They also exchanged views on regional and international issues of shared concern and agreed to intensify information sharing and closely coordinate and cooperate at regional and international forums.
Following the talks, the leaders witnessed the signing and exchange of two cooperation documents.-(VLLF)