Develop and develop the special relationship between Vietnam – Laos

Lao leaders praised the first official visit of Vuong Dinh Hue as NA Chairman of Vietnam, Vietnam’s first key leader in “The Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam Friendship Year 2022”.

The Lao side warmly praised the achievements in socio-economic development and foreign relations made in Vietnam in recent years, especially the good control of the COVID-19 pandemic, the successful initial reopening.

Lao leaders praised Vietnam for successfully hosting the 5and XIII plenumand The Central Committee has a lot of important content and is on its way to hosting the 31st SEA Games, proving Vietnam’s confidence, self-confidence and international position.

During his official visit to Laos from Sunday May 15 to Tuesday May 17, NA President Vuong Dinh Hue and his colleagues had a busy program of activities with 27 official activities.

In Vientiane, Vuong Dinh Huê spoke with his counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihane; had meetings with Party Secretary General, President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith, Laos Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh and visited former Secretary General and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith, former Lao Prime Minister and former President of ‘AN of Laos Thongsing Thammavong.

During talks and meetings, the two leaders of the two countries outlined that, in the face of the complex evolution of the international and regional situation, both parties clearly saw the interest in maintaining and improving develop close neighborly relationships. , faithful and unique for the security and development of Vietnam and Laos, considering this law of development and of great importance and one of the decisive factors for the success of the revolutionary work of each country.

They were pleased to note that over the past few years, the two sides have made joint efforts to maintain regular visits, high-level contacts and bilateral cooperation mechanisms, and have achieved results from the relations in the fields of defense, security, education and training, transportation. and decentralized cooperation.

Bilateral trade in the first four months of 2022 reached 558.2 million USD, up 20.2% from the same period in 2021. Vietnam maintained its position as the third largest foreign investor in Laos, with 214 valid projects amounting to approximately US $ 5.33 billion of registered capital.

The two sides agreed to work together to seriously and effectively implement the agreements and results of recent high-level visits, including the Vietnam-Laos Strategic Cooperation Agreement for 2021-2030 and the Bilateral Cooperation Agreement. Vietnam – Laos for the period 2021-2025, to properly coordinate important activities within the framework of the Year of Friendship and Solidarity Vietnam – Laos, Laos – Vietnam 2022.

NA President Vuong Dinh Huê and his Lao counterpart Saysomphone Phomvihane co-chaired a workshop in Vientiane to share experiences of the post-COVID-19 pandemic on socio-economic recovery and development mechanisms and policies.

Laos NA President Saysomphone Phomvihane said the workshop was an opportunity for the two NAs to share experiences in implementing the role of legislative bodies in developing policies and laws to improve post- COVID-19 socio-economic recovery and development.

Vuong Dinh Huê pointed out that this is the first workshop under the cooperation agreement between the two NAs, signed on Monday, May 16.

The two leaders expressed their belief that during the workshop, government agencies, deputies, members of local people’s councils will jointly exchange practical experiences and actively discuss to clarify the issues. common concern.

During the meeting with Vietnamese business representatives in Laos, NA President Vuong Dinh Huê, Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandon and Lao NA Vice President Sommad Pholsena listened to wishes and suggestions from Vietnamese companies, emphasizing that the projects Vietnamese investment in Laos actively contributes to promoting socio-economic development in Laos.

NA President Vuong Dinh Hue expressed his hope that businesses in Vietnam and Laos will work harder to make improvements in economic, trade and investment relations in the field of quantity and quality to bring practicality. benefits to both countries and their business communities and residents.

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