Laos wishes to reopen its borders and recommence commercial flights

Laos wishes to reopen its borders and recommence commercial flights


Laos wishes to reopen its borders and recommence commercial flights.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently had a phone conversation with Thongloun Sisoulith, Laos Prime Minister regarding strengthening the bonds of the two countries and regional cooperation prior to the 37th ASEAN Summit.

The Laos Prime Minister expressed his deepest sympathies towards Vietnam’s immense losses during the flooding in its central region. He hopes that the country surpasses the outcome of the situation and that the affected residents will soon be able to go back to their normal lives.

Alongside with this, he also commended the country for its stellar response against the COVID-19 pandemic while reinstating its economic standing and triumphantly fulfilling his role as the ASEAN Chair 2020 which helped improve his standing in its region and globally.

Both Prime Ministers have shown great interest in prioritizing mutual bonding and comprehensive partnership. Among the areas discussed are politics, security, national defence, economy, trade, investment, culture, information and education training.

Since both leaders have substantially managed the pandemic, the two Prime Ministers also discussed enhancing the flow of import and export between the two countries. With this, there has been a plan in place to reopen its mainland borders and recommence commercial flight to effectively carry out its partnership plans.

The leaders of the two countries also pledged to pursue preparations for major activities such as the 43rd meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee and the seventh foreign ministerial consultation. Included on this list of activities are the 45th anniversary of Laos’ National Day and the 100th birth anniversary of Lao President Kaysone Phomvihane.

The Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith affirmed his support for Vietnam. With continued support for the 37th ASEAN Summit and correlating meetings. The two Prime Ministers also shared their thoughts on the significance of strengthened bonds in the ASEAN and the unison on the East Sea conflict.

Organizing the finalized negotiation on effective and practical Code of Conduct (COC) in accordance to the international law including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) enhancing the peace and stability in the region.

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