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Vietnam, Laos reach consensus on cooperation

By : Xinhua | Published: 2019-01-08

[InKunming--Sister Cities] Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith co-chaired the 41st session of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee in Hanoi on Sunday, reaching consensus on cooperation orientations for 2019.

Regarding economic ties, the two countries will exchange experiences in devising policies to stabilize the macro-economy, and work together to reach a 10-percent growth in two-way trade this year, Vietnam News Agency reported on Sunday.

Meanwhile, improving the quality of education-training cooperation will be prioritized. In addition, ministries, sectors and localities will foster the practical and effective cooperation in culture, science, society, communications, sports, healthcare and legislation, among others.

Following the session, the two prime ministers witnessed the signing of six documents, including three agreements on the cooperation plan between the two governments in 2019, the Vietnamese government's provision of 300 tons of rice seeds to Laos, and the educational cooperation plan for 2019.


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