They updated each other on the current situation of their respective countries and scrutinized the cooperation the two foreign ministries during the 2014-2020 period.
Both deputy FMs expressed their delight at the new steps of development in the traditional friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, especially the increasing political trust and fruitful cooperation on security, defence, trade, investment, and education and training.
|Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung (second from right).|
The two sides discussed developments in the region and the world and consented to continue working hand in hand at regional and international forums, especially within the ASEAN and other sub-regional cooperation mechanisms in Southeast Asia.
They had an in-depth discussion on measures and orientations to improve the efficiency of realizing high-level agreements, thereby further deepening bilateral cooperation in multiple fields.
They underlined the need for the two ministries to enhance their advisory and connection roles, and join hands with other ministries and localities in removing obstacles in investment projects and ensuring their quality and rate of progress and avoiding wastefulness.
Both sides also agreed to augment the close, practical, and effective collaboration between the two ministries, as well as smaller agencies, while coordinating closely to prepare for the annual consultations between the two foreign ministers in December this year in Laos.
Lao Deputy FM Khamphau Ernthavan congratulated Vietnam on the success of the 30th Vietnam Diplomatic Conference and extolled Vietnam’s achievements in foreign relations over the past few years which she said have helped Vietnam elevate its standing and role in the region and the wider world.
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