Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on March 12 held talks with
Lao Party General Secretary cum President Choummaly Sayasone on the
sidelines of the ongoing regional cooperation summits in Laos .
Dung affirmed that the Party, State, Government and
people of Vietnam always stand side by side with Laos , wishing a
prosperous development for the host country and a happy life for its
The Vietnamese Government will instruct
relevant ministries, agencies and localities to actively join hands with
their counterparts to implement the agreements reached by leaders of
both countries, so as to create obvious improvements in the bilateral
cooperation in economy, trade and investment, Dung said.
The Vietnamese leader congratulated the Lao people on their
achievements on internal and international affairs under the sound
leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, which help lift up
Lao position and prestige in the regional and international arena.
For his part, Choummaly Sayasone thanked the Vietnamese side for the
close coordination and spoke highly of the country’s role in those
He expressed delight at the further
development in the bilateral ties and highly valued the practical
activities jointly held by the two sides to mark the Vietnam-Laos,
Laos-Vietnam 2012 Friendship and Solidarity Year which helps the two
peoples, especially the youth, gain more profound understanding on the
two counties’ ties.
The same day, Prime Minister Dung also met with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen.
During these talks, leaders of the three countries agreed on
ensuring the environment and security of the Mekong River ’s
water. They also agreed to continue coordinating and supporting the
common stance of ASEAN as stated in the six-point principles on the East