Lao PM visits Quang Tri, Quang Binh provinces

(VOV) - Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong on July 15 paid working visits to the central provinces of Quang Tri and Quang Binh.

At a meeting, Chairman of the Quang Tri provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chinh informed the Lao leader about the local socio-economic situation, poverty elimination efforts and the province’s cooperation with bordering Lao localities.

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Speaking on behalf of the province, Chinh said he valued the sound socio-economic relations with the localities, saying they contributed greatly to the provinces’ rapid economic growth.

Chinh unveiled plans for the establishment of a new La Lay international border gate between Quang Tri and Salavan with the aim of facilitating trade, tourism and economic cooperation.

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The new border crossing will greatly boost collaboration with Lao localities, Chinh said, contributing to the time-tested friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive affiliation between the two countries.

The Lao PM is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi to meet with Party, State and government officials on July 17-18