At the reception, the Lao PM highly appreciated the visit, saying that it was taking place at the time the two Parties, States and peoples are organizing a number of meaningful activities in celebration of the Vietnam-Lao Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017.

He also thanked the Vietnamese academy for its multi-faceted support for the Lao Ministry of Science and Technology and the Lao National Scientific Institute.

PM Thongloun Sisoulith emphasized that the development of the Lao National Scientific Institute is important to boost the country’s socio-economic development. He suggested that the Vietnamese academy could enhance experience-sharing with the Lao institute to bolster scientific and technological development and research, especially the application and transfer of studies’ outcomes in real situations; and give assistance in training high-quality personnel.

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (R) and Professor Chau Van Minh  

Briefing the Lao PM on the outcomes of the cooperation between the Vietnamese academy and the Lao institute, Prof. Minh said that the cooperation achievements have contributed to the two countries’ socio-economic development.

He suggested that in the coming time, the two sides should reinforce their mutual support to fulfil all missions assigned by the Party and the State, contributing to consolidating the Vietnam-Lao special ties and the development of the two countries.

Earlier on the same day, the Vietnamese delegation held talks with the delegation from the Lao Institute which was led by its head and Lao Minister of Science and Technology Prof. Dr. Boviengkham Vongdara.

During the talks, they recalled the good cooperation outcomes over the past time and agreed to bolster delegation exchanges, experience sharing and implement signed projects.

The Vietnamese side committed to training personnel for the Lao Ministry and Institute.

In the afternoon of the same day, the Vietnamese delegation attended the inauguration ceremony of a lab under the project “Promoting capability of doing scientific research and technological implementation for the Lao National Scientific Institute”.

Later in the day, authorized by the Lao PM, the Lao Ministry of Science and Technology held a ceremony to present orders to Prof. Chau Van Minh and other leaders of the Vietnamese academy in recognition of their contributions to the scientific and development campaign of Lao.

Source: VNA

Translated by Mai Huong