At the reception (Photo: VNA)

The Lao PM expressed his deep condolences over the passing of Party chief Do Muoi, and spoke highly of his significant contributions to the struggle for national independence as well as the construction, development and protection of the country. Also, he acknowledged Do Muoi’s great efforts to treasure the friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries’ Parties, Governments, and people in the past years.

On behalf of the Vietnamese Party, State and Government, PM Phuc thanked the Lao leaders and people for their sentiments towards former General Secretary Do Muoi, saying that this is a vivid illustration for the special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos.

It also helps young generations of both sides to have deeper understanding about the bonds between the two Parties and peoples, he underlined.

On the occasion, the two PMs talked socio-economic situation in each country as well as discussed measures to bolster the Vietnam-Laos relations.

With strong determination to deepen the bilateral ties in a more practical manner, they agreed to further coordination in carrying out high-level agreements as well as seek solutions to removing bottlenecks to accelerate key collaboration projects.

They said that both sides should make meticulous preparations for the 41st meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee, scheduled to take place in early 2019./.

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