Laos, Belarus ready to enhance cooperation ties
Laos and Belarus have reaffirmed their commitments to enhance the cooperation ties between the two countries.
The matter was revealed this week after Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Vietnam and concurrently to Laos, Vladimir Goshin presented his credentials to the Lao President BounnhangVorachit on February 14.
MrGoshin met with senior Lao officials from line ministries concerned to discuss a wide range of matters of bilateral cooperation, stressed the need to intensify the trade and economic ties and expand the legal framework of cooperation.
In foreign affairs, the parties discussed the current state and prospects of enhancing bilateral relations in all areas.
The parties noted the need for expanding the legal framework of cooperation and agreed to intensify the process of harmonising the documents under consideration.
The Belarusian Ambassador and officials from the Lao Ministry of Planning and Investment reviewed the implementation of the protocol of the joint commission and the preparations for the third meeting of the Lao-Belarusian intergovernmental commission on bilateral cooperation.
Regarding the science and technology framework, the parties also discussed setting a joint laboratory to study the quality of mineral resources in Laos and the forms of crediting for Belarusian exports to Laos.
In the 2000s, commodity turnover between the two countries exceeded US$11 million. Laos is interested in Belarusian equipment, tyres and organisation of joint projects in the pharmaceuticals and food industries.
Diplomatic relations between Laos and Belarus were established on February 7, 1994 and Belarus has an embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam.
By Times Reporters
(Latest Update February 16, 2017)