Lao PM to co-chair inter-governmental committee meeting in Vietnam

Update: 09:18 | 01/01/2019

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will lead a delegation to Vietnam to attend and co-chair the 41st meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee from January 5-6, 2019, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry announced. 

The Lao PM makes the trip at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The 40th meeting of the committee was held in Laos on February 4-5, 2018.
Lao PM, Thongloun Sisoulith, inter-governmental committee meeting, Vietnam, Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, close-knit traditional friendship, special solidarity, comprehensive cooperation

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.

Vietnam and Laos have enjoyed close-knit traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.

Trade between Laos and Vietnam topped 900 million USD in 2017, a year-on-year increase of over 10 percent. The two countries have set a target of 4 billion USD by 2020.

Vietnamese companies have invested 5 billion USD in 276 projects in Laos, mainly in energy, services, infrastructure, mining, agriculture and forestry.

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Source: VNA

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