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Li Keqiang Meets with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos
2018/01/11

On the evening of January 10, 2018 local time, Premier Li Keqiang met with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos in Phnom Penh.

Li Keqiang expressed that China-Laos relations have adhered to the "four-good" spirit and enjoyed smooth and forward-looking development. General Secretary and President Xi Jinping successfully visited Laos, injecting new impetus into China-Laos comprehensive strategic partnership. Centering on the Belt and Road Initiative and the construction of the China-Laos Economic Corridor, both sides should speed up the alignment of development strategies, ensure continuous and smooth advancement of the construction of the China-Laos railway and enhance connectivity. China and Laos should maintain sound coordination within regional cooperation mechanisms including the Lancang-Mekong cooperation (LMC) and cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in a bid to better benefit the two countries and people in the region. China welcomes the Lao side to attend the first China International Import Expo to promote the high-quality products of Laos to Chinese consumers.

Thongloun Sisoulith expressed that Laos thanks China for its long-term support and assistance to economic and social development of the country. At present, Laos-China cooperation achieves fruitful outcomes, and the construction of the Laos-China railway goes smoothly. The Lao side stands ready to implement cooperation consensus between both countries and accelerate the promotion of practical cooperation across all fields. As the new co-chair of the LMC mechanism, Laos is willing to make joint efforts with China to actively promote the development of the LMC.

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