|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith
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.
Vietnam and Laos have enjoyed close-knit traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.
Trade between Laos and Vietnam topped US$900 million in 2017, a year-on-year increase of over 10%. The two countries have set a target of US$4 billion by 2020.
Vietnamese companies have invested US$5 billion in 276 projects in Laos, mainly in energy, services, infrastructure, mining, agriculture and forestry.