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Leaders of Vietnam, Laos prepare for landmark year

Publication Date : 15-10-2012


Leaders from Vietnam and Laos gathered yesterday to outline future development plans and make arrangements for the two countries' 2012 Friendship Year celebrations.

Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with his Lao counterpart Somsavad Lengsavad during his working visit to Vietnam.

The two, who are also chairmen of the two countries' Intergovernmental Sub-Committees for Cooperation, made preparations for the meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee due to be held in Vietnam later this year.

They also discussed measures to enhance the bilateral solidarity and cooperation relations, as well as the arrangements for activities marking the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2012.

Phuc used the occasion to congratulate his Lao counterpart for co-authoring a book on the Vietnam-Laos alliance during the resistance war, asserting that the book would educate young generations on the two nations' historic bond.


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