Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vietnam, Laos vow to further strengthen ties

Vietnam and Laos will continue to effectively implement the agreements reached, especially in economic, trade and investment cooperation, bringing two-way trade to record levels in the future, said Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Vietnam's capital Hanoi on Tuesday.

Dung made the remarks when receiving Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad during his visit to Vietnam.

During the meeting, Dung expressed his pleasure about witnessing the development of the multi-faceted relations between the two countries and hoped the two sides to further support each other in regional and international forums.

Lao Deputy PM Somsavat Lengsavad, for his part, hailed the achievements Vietnam has gained in the development process.

Lengsavad affirmed that Laos will do its utmost to further strengthen the special relationship between the two countries and hope to receive Vietnam's experiences in national construction and social-economic development process.

Vietnam and Laos have established diplomatic ties since 1962.-SINA English (August 28, 2012)

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