PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Lao counterpart in Cambodia
Updated : Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:14 AM (GMT+0700)

PrimeMinister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Lao Government to simplify proceduresand reduce costs for getting visa, labour permit and resident status forVietnamese workers, helping them have stable life and contribute tosocio-economic development in the host nation.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and his Lao counterpart - Photo: VNA

The Vietnamese Governmentleader made the request while meeting with Lao Prime Minister ThonglounSisoulith on January 10 on the sidelines of the ​Mekong-Lancang CooperationLeaders' Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Prime Minister Phucexpressed his delight at the development of the traditional friendship, specialsolidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries. He hailedthe official friendship visit made by General Secretary of the Lao People’sRevolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith and the successof the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017. 

At the meeting, the twoprime ministers agreed to direct their ministries, branches and localities toeffectively coordinate to prepare for the 40th meeting of theVietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee slated for early this year. 

Accordingly, both sides needto evaluate cooperative ties in various sectors in 2017 and recommendbreakthrough solutions to promote cooperation efficiency in 2018. In addition,they should work to bolster the implementation of the Vietnam-Laos cooperationagreement during 2016-2020.

The two government leadersaffirmed that they will continue working to deepen bilateral politicalrelations and join hands to carry out drastic and comprehensive measures tostrengthen economic partnership. They also pledged to pay attention to keyinvestment projects, and remove bottlenecks for enterprises from both sides.


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