Laos, Thai prime ministers agree to strengthen friendly ties

VIENTIANE, Jan 25 (Vientiane Times/ANN): Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (pic) has held talks via a phone link with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-O-Cha as part of efforts to strengthen the friendly ties between the neighbouring countries.

According to a report from the Lao News Agency, General Prayuth praised the success of the recent Eleventh Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and congratulated Mr Thongloun on being elected as Secretary General of the Party.

Thongloun thanked the Thai prime minister for his congratulations on the success of the Party Congress.

The two leaders discussed the enhancement of friendly and cooperative ties on the basis of Laos and Thailand being good neighbours, saying this would lead to a strategic partnership for future growth and sustainable development, which would benefit the two countries and contribute to peace, stability and cooperation for development in the region and the world as a whole.

They shared the view that closer cooperation was needed for the two countries to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic as well as bolster trade and investment to restore their economies in the wake of the pandemic.

The two leaders also agreed to encourage the relevant parties in their countries to hold meaningful joint activities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Laos and Thailand to reflect the friendly and good cooperation between the two neighbours over the past seven decades. - The Vientiane Times/Asian News Network

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