PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Lao counterpart in Cambodia

Wednesday, 2018-01-10 21:52:08
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and his Lao counterpart. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Lao Government to simplify their procedures and reduce costs for obtaining a visa, labour permits and residential status for Vietnamese workers, helping them to have a stable life and contribute to socio-economic development in the host nation.

The Vietnamese Government leader made the request while meeting with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulit on the sidelines of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on January 10.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his delight at the development of the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries. He hailed the official friendship visit made by General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith and the success of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017.

At the meeting, the two prime ministers agreed to direct their ministries, branches and localities to effectively coordinate in order to prepare for the 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee scheduled for early this year.

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

The two government leaders affirmed that they will continue working to deepen their bilateral political relations and join together to carry out drastic and comprehensive measures to strengthen the economic partnership. They also pledged to pay attention to key investment projects and remove bottlenecks for enterprises from both sides.