The PM briefed his guest on
outcomes of the 41st meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee,
which he chaired alongside his Laos counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith in Hanoi on
The two sides reviewed
collaboration in 2018 and agreed on a cooperative plan for 2019, focusing on
raising two-way trade by at least 10 percent as compared with the previous
year, he said.
PM Phuc affirmed that Vietnam
stands ready to assist the Lao Government in economic stabilisation and
He asked SBV Governor Le Minh
Hung to instruct the banking sector to aid the BOL, suggesting sending experts
to Laos to help improve professional knowledge for BOL officials.
The leader expressed his belief
that Vietnam and Laos will work together to realise initiatives and agreements
reached by their leaders, covering sectors which the BOL and the Lao Government
are interested in.
For his part, Sonexay Sitphaxay
said he is glad to attend the SBV’s conference to put forth tasks for 2019 the
same day, saying through the event, the Lao side has learnt from the Vietnamese
central bank’s experience in management.
He noted his hope for more
cooperation, support and experience sharing from Vietnam in the fields of
finance and banking.