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Vietnam, Laos agree to foster special relationship

Friday, November 25, 2016, 18:00 GMT+7

Vietnam and Laos agreed to enhance their relationship during Vietnamese Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Laos from November 24 to 26.

General Secretary Trong joined talks with Party General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith in Vientiane on Thursday to discuss several aspects of the two nations’ cooperative relationship, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

The two leaders expressed their satisfaction with the development of the special relationship between Vietnam and Laos, including their comprehensive partnership in all fields and their mutual support for each nation’s reform, national development, and protection.

Meetings between Party and country leaders will be maintained while theoretical research and experience in Party building will be shared between the two countries in order to cement their political connections.

The two parties stressed the importance of deeper ties in defense and security and stronger connections in economies, primarily in terms of institutions, transport infrastructure, energy, and tourism.

Vietnam and Laos will improve the effectiveness of their bilateral collaboration in education, training, and human resources development, while closely supervising and expediting high-level agreements, cooperation programs, and projects between the two Parties and countries.

The leaders agreed to bolster coordination in international and regional forums, particularly the United Nations, ASEAN, and cooperation mechanisms in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

The two nations will also work together towards the efficient use and management of water resources of the Mekong River, ensuring the interests of nations in the region and their development.

General Secretary Trong highly valued Laos’s viewpoint on the situation in the East Vietnam Sea, highlighting the significance of maintaining peace, stability, and safety in the maritime area.

The leaders noted that all disputes should be resolved using amicable measures in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Vietnam Sea (DOC), while exerting efforts to finalize a Code of Conduct for the seaway.

Following the conversation, the leaders witnessed the signing of several important documents.

The Vietnamese Party chief also visited President of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou the same day, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

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