31/01/2018 09:42 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

PM to co-chair Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee meeting

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will attend and co-chair the 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee in Laos on February 4-5, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He will be accompanied by a high-ranking Government delegation, as guests of Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, added the ministry.

Vietnam and Laos have enjoyed close-knit traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.

Trade between Laos and Vietnam topped 900 million USD in 2017, a year-on-year increase of over 10 percent. The two countries have set a target of 4 billion USD by 2020.

Vietnamese companies have invested 5 billion USD in 276 projects in Laos, mainly in energy, services, infrastructure, mining, agriculture and forestry.