At their meeting, President Truong Tan Sang and the Lao PM agreed upon measures to build a peaceful and friendly borderline between Vietnam and Laos.
Sang said he hopes Laos will effectively assume its responsibility as ASEAN Chair in 2016.
Thongsing Thammavong told Sang the project to increase and upgrade border markers along the Vietnam-Laos boundary will provide a foundation for ensuring peace, friendship and cooperation along the common border.
|President Truong Tan Sang (R) welcomes Lao PM Thongsing Thammavong in Hanoi
The Lao Government will do its utmost to bring further prosperity to the people of both countries, especially those living along border areas, he noted.
At a reception hosted by PM Nguyen Tan Dung for the Lao guest, both sides officials highlighted crucial outcomes reached in implementing cooperation agreements between the two Governments over the last five years which have contributed to reinforcing the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the countries.
They consented to speed up the implementation of agreements reached at the 38 th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee last year, and intensify the exchange of delegations and links among the two sides’ localities.
They will work hand in hand on bilateral and border trade agreements towards raising two-way trade to US$3 billion in 2020.
|PM Nguyen Tan Dung gives a speech at the review ceremony
The host and guest expressed their delight at the successful completion of the project of increasing and upgrading the border marker system, agreeing to step up communication campaigns and implement agreements that were signed at the review meeting, contributing to building a peaceful and stable borderline between the two nations.
They were also unanimous in increased coordination between the two nations as Laos holds the chairmanship of ASEAN in 2016, to foster connectivity within the ASEAN Community, and enhance the bloc’s central role in regional strategic issues, including the East Sea issue.
Lao PM Thongsing Thammavong is on a working visit to Vietnam to attend a ceremony reviewing the implementation of the project to increase and upgrade border markers along the Vietnam-Laos boundary.