Myanmar, Laos to increase cooperation


Prime Minister of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith (3-R) and Myanmar's State counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (2-L), meet at the presidential house in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 15 January 2018. Photo: Hein Htet/EPA-EFE

State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and visiting Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Thongloun Sisoulith attended a bilateral meeting between the two countries at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, state media reported on 16 January.

During the meeting, both sides discussed cooperation and the promotion of bilateral relations, defence and security cooperation between the two countries, boosting trade, economic cooperation and investment, promoting tourism and transportation sectors, education sector, electric and energy sectors, peace, stability, and human-trafficking and drugs in the border regions.

At the meeting, the Laotian Prime Minister invited State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to pay an official visit to Lao PDR in the near future.

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