President: Viet Nam Backs Laos’s International Integration

Viet Nam will continue supporting Laos in the latter’s regional and global integration, including joining the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet said on Wednesday.

Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet (R) holds talks with Laos’ top legislator Thoongsing Thamavong in Ha Noi on Wednesday.

Mr. Triet reiterated this while meeting with visiting Lao National Assembly Chairman Thoongsing Thamavong in Ha Noi.

President Triet expressed his pleasure at the continual progress of the Viet Nam-Laos traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation over years.

The Lao top legislator congratulated Viet Nam’s success in hosting the 14th APEC Economic Leaders Meeting and WTO membership.
 
Laos’ Party, Government and people will do their best to maintain and develop the two countries’ traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation, he stressed.

Reported by Ham Yen – Translated by Minh Tuong

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