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PM receives visiting Korean Foreign Minister

Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh received Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea Chung Eui-yong in Vientiane yesterday.

The Korean minister is on a two-day visit (Aug 28-29) to the Lao PDR to strengthen ties and cooperation between Laos and the Republic of Korea.

Prime Minister highly valued the Korean minister’s visit noting it constituted a significant contribution to strengthening the Laos-Korea relations and cooperation in various areas especially on foreign affairs.

He also expressed gratitude to the government of the Republic of Korea for its provision of assistance to the Lao PDR especially on trade, investment, tourism, human resource development, health, basic infrastructure, technology and education, and expressed his hope that the Korean government will continue to build stronger cooperation with and provide assistance to the Lao PDR.

In reply, the Korean minister expressed thanks to the Prime Minister for his warm welcome and informed the host of the intent of his visit to the Lao PDR.

Source: Lao News Agency