Cuban President of State Council and Council of Ministers Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez arrived in Vientiane early this morning, Nov 11, for a state visit to the Lao PDR in response to an invitation from President Bounnhang Vorachit.
After official welcome ceremony hosted in the honour of the visiting Cuban leader by President Bounnhang Vorachit, the guest and host along with delegations of both sides had a bilateral meeting also held at Presidential Palace.
Both sides informed each other of the outstanding events in their respective countries and highly valued the longstanding relations and cooperation between the two countries.
Both sides also exchanged points of view on regional and international issues of common interest.
Leaders of the two countries reaffirmed commitment of the Party and government of their respective countries to continue to enhance the longstanding relations and cooperation between the two countries over years to come.
The Lao leaders expressed gratitude to the Party, government and people of Cuba for their priceless support extended to the Lao PDR for the national liberation cause of the Lao peopledecades ago as well as during the current time of national protection and development.
Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez expressed appreciation upon the achievements of Lao people in their national protection and development cause and reaffirmed commitment to continue to cooperate and provide assistance to the Lao PDR in areas of human resource development, education and health.
The visit by the Cuban President of State Council and Council of Ministers is viewed as a landmark of relations between Laos and Cuba contributing to enhancing the friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.
The Cuban leader also had talks with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and President of National Assembly Pany Yathortou, respectively, on the same day.
Agreements were signed during the state visit by the Cuban senior official to enhance cooperation between Laos and Cuba on education and banking.
Source: Lao News Agency