Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao Top Leaders Hold Trilateral Meeting in Hanoi

Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao top leaders discussed cooperation orientations in a meeting in Hanoi.
September 27, 2021 | 08:09
Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao Top Leaders Hold Trilateral Meeting
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong (middle), General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith (left) and President of the Cambodian People’s Party and Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen at the meeting in Hanoi on September 26. Photo: VNA

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong; President of the Cambodian People’s Party and Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen; and General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith held a meeting on Sep. 26, NDO reported Saturday.

At the meeting, the leaders of the three parties highly valued the significance and importance of the meeting and informed one another of the situation of each party and country, including party works and socio-economic development, especially in the context of the fight against the Covid-19.

They exchanged ideas on the cooperation over the past time; discussed its orientations for the time to come; and agreed on the importance of the traditional relations, solidarity and friendship among the three parties and countries.

The leaders also agreed to strengthen cooperation in various fields and to continue exchanging ideas and cooperating in the fields in the time to come, for the benefit of the three peoples and for the sake of peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world over.

On the occasion, the Cambodian leader paid courtesy visits to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and the Lao leader did the same to President Phuc.

Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao Top Leaders Hold Trilateral Meeting
The leaders agreed to continue exchanges and cooperation across fields in the interest of each country and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world. Photo: VNA

Last week, the eighth conference of the Committees for External Relations of the National Assemblies of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (CLV) on Development Triangle Area was held via videoconference on Sep. 23, reported by VNA.

Hosted by Cambodia, the event was themed “Strengthening parliamentary partnership for sustainable development and response to Covid in the CLV Development Triangle Area,” aiming to realise the shared interests and cope with the pandemic for the common prosperity and solidarity of people in the area as well as the promotion of traditional friendship and long-term solidarity among the three countries.

Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations Vu Hai Ha lauded Cambodia’s efforts in organising the conference, and said that to realise the goals included in the conference’s theme, all parties should exert more efforts to implement their commitments for the comprehensive socio-economic development in the Development Triangle Area in a sustainable manner, while rolling out effective measures to deal with the current complicated pandemic developments, and contributing to promoting the traditional friendship and solidarity among the three countries.

Following the opening session, the conference conducted the first and second sessions, during which participants discussed a report on the implementation of the development plan and measures to deal with Covid crisis in the CLV Development Triangle Area, and a report on the outcomes of the supervision activities of the three committees over the Development Triangle Area.

In the afternoon, participants are scheduled to sit for the third session and adopt a joint statement before concluding the conference.

Under the joint statement, delegates highly valued achievements the region has recorded in socio-economic development amid Covid, as well as the implementation of cooperation agreements.

They shared the view on the significance of promoting cooperation between coordinating committees for socio-economic recovery in the “new normal”, and urgent measures to combat the pandemic.

The delegation heads affirmed efforts to turn the development triangle area into a region of sustainable, inclusive development, peace, stability, harmony, self-resilience, and prosperity.

Prior to the closing ceremony, they looked into challenges to the region, sought solutions to them, and raised cooperation proposals for sustainable development in the region.

The committees called for the sharing of vaccines from countries that have advantages in this regard, and support from developed nations for patent right waivers for Covid vaccines.

They also exchanged experience in law building to create an optimal legal foundation for governments in pandemic containment and economic recovery.

They agreed to hold the 9th conference in Laos next year.

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