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Xi Jinping and Choummaly Sayasone Exchange Congratulatory Messages to Celebrate the Successful Launch of Communication Satellite Under China-Laos Cooperation

On November 21, 2015, the communication satellite Lao Sat-1, which was the result of China-Laos cooperation, was successfully launched in Xichang. On the same day, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese President, and Choummaly Sayasone, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and Lao President, exchanged congratulatory messages.

Xi Jinping pointed out in the message that the Lao Sat-1 project is an important embodiment of China-Laos comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership under the new circumstances, and serves as another successful example of aerospace cooperation between developing countries. It will play an important role in promoting the economic development, improving people's well-being and advancing the social progress in Laos. China is willing to join hands with Laos to continuously strengthen exchanges and cooperation in all sectors, and further enhance China-Laos comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership featuring high-level mutual trust, mutual assistance and mutual benefit, so as to build an unbreakable China-Laos community of common destiny in the interests of both countries and their peoples, and to positively contribute to peace, stability and prosperity in the region.

Choummaly Sayasone stated in the message that Lao Sat-1 will provide information and technological services through satellite communications for domestic and foreign clients of Laos, and will certainly make important contributions to the economic and social development in Laos. The research and development, manufacturing and successful launch of the Lao Sat-1 is inseparable from the support and help of the CPC and the Chinese government, and he wholeheartedly appreciates this. The satellite is the fruit of Laos-China friendship and their practical and mutually beneficial cooperation, and will surely bring substantive interests to both peoples.

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