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Top Lao, Vietnamese leaders witness signing of bilateral cooperation pacts

General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith and Vietnamese Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong witnessed the signing of a series of cooperation agreements between the two nations following their talks in Hanoi, Vietnam on Jun 28.

Among those signed were the agreements on the Laos – Vietnam cooperation strategy for 2021 – 2030; and on their bilateral collaboration for 2021 – 2025.

Numerous pacts for cooperation between Lao and Vietnamese ministries were inked at the event, including those between the two ministries of Planning and Investment, and between the LPRP Central Committee’s Office and the Party Central Committee’s Office of Vietnam for 2021-25.

Other cooperation documents were a collaboration plan on culture, art and tourism for 2021-25 between the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam, another cooperation plan in the field of information between the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam, and an agreement between the Lao Front for National Development’s Central Committee and the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission.

On the occasion, a number of Lao and Vietnamese enterprises also sealed their economic contracts.

Thongloun Sisoulith, his spouse and a high-ranking delegation of the Lao Party and State, began an official friendship visit to Vietnam on Jun 28. It is first overseas trip by the top Lao leader in his capacity as Party Secretary General and President for the 2021 – 2026 term.

The visit aims to implement consistent foreign policy Laos and Vietnam in reserving and promoting the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation of the two countries.

It also offers an opportunity for the two countries to further exchange experience in development and accelerate the effective implementation of bilateral agreements in 2021 and beyond.

Source: Lao News Agency