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Jun 28, 2021 / 17:47

Vietnam, Laos sign series of agreements in Thongloun Sisoulith’s visit

An agreement on the strategic cooperation for 2021-2030 becomes the most typical consensus.

Vietnam and Laos have signed dozens of agreements during the visit to Hanoi paid by Thongloun Sisoulith, General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of the neighboring country.

Vietnam and Laos sign agreements on June 28 at the attendance by Vietnam's Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith. Photo: VNA

On Monday morning [June 28], the signing of a number of agreements was witnessed by Thongloun Sisoulith and the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)’s General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

 Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith. Photo: VGP

The agreements included Vietnam-Laos Strategic Cooperation for 2021-2030; Vietnam-Laos Cooperation in 2021-2025; Cooperation between the Parties’ Offices in 2021-2025; Cooperation between CPV’s Commission for Communication and Education and the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) in 2021-2025; Cooperation between the two ministries of Planning and Investment; Cooperation in culture, arts and tourism between Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos (MICT) in 2021-2025; Cooperation between Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos (MICT); and a number of economic contracts between businesses of the two countries.

Hanoians send warm greetings to the Lao President on June 28. Photo: VNA

This is Thongloun Sisoulith’s first overseas visit since taking on the Lao Party and State top jobs early this year.

Both Vietnamese and Lao media described the friendship of the two neighbors as “special” and “comprehensive.”

In the visit given to Vientiane by the CPV Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong in 2019, the two countries signed nine agreements. In the visit to Laos in 2018 paid by then Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the two sides inked 12 agreements.

 The two presidents and their wives. Photo: VNA