Xi calls for more China-Laos cooperation in public welfare

Wednesday, 15 Nov, 2017

It also said that the article entitled "Development prospects for China-Vietnam relations" written by Xi in Vietnam's Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper has been highly praised by the countries' experts and scholars.

After the foundation-laying ceremony, Xi and Bounnhang, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, visited the Chinese ophthalmologists and nurses working at the hospital.

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong during a state visit to Hanoi on Sunday to discuss the countries bilateral relations and maritime issues.

The two countries agreed to deepen their comprehensive strategic cooperation under new circumstances, according to the joint declaration.

Bounnhang said Xi's successful visit to Laos has lifted Laos-China ties to a new level and that the Lao People's Revolutionary Party as well as Laos are "full of expectation" for the future development of the ties.

It marks the first visit in 11 years by a Chinese head of state and top CPC leader to this neighboring country in Southeast Asia.

President Tran Dai Quang called for unceasing reinforcement of political trust between Vietnam and China during his talks with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and President Xi Jinping in Hanoi on November 13.

The two countries are friendly neighbors and the two peoples cherish a traditional friendship that has a long history, Xi said, adding that China will continue sticking with friendly policies toward Laos.

China will take measures to facilitate Vietnamese farm produce's access to China towards balanced and sustainable trade development, he said, adding that China will also consolidate social organisations via increased friendship exchange between the two peoples as well as enhance press cooperation and carry out projects using China's non-refundable aid.

He encouraged the two countries' legislatures to keep up the tradition of high-level exchanges.