President Thongloun Sisoulith on Oct 3 received a courtesy visit from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba Manuel Marrero Cruz.
The Cuban premier and his delegations are on a working visit to Laos between October 2 and 4.
President Thongloun Sisousith expressed his appreciation for the Cuban leader’s visit to Laos noting that the visit constitutes the first of its kind at premier level and a new landmark in continuing to strengthen and enhance the longstanding fraternal friendship and cooperation between Laos and Cuba.
The Cuban premier’s visit aims to strengthen and enhance the long-standing fraternal friendship and cooperation between the Parties, governments and peoples of Laos and Cuba.
In reply, the Cuban Prime Minister expressed his sincere thanks to the president for his warm welcome, and informed him about his meeting with his Lao counterpart Phankham Viphavanh on Sunday where he and his host counterpart reviewed the bilateral cooperation and discussed directions of cooperation for years to come under bilateral and multilateral cooperation frameworks and exchanged points of view on regional and international issues of common interest.
The Cuban premier also conveyed to the president the greetings and invitation from Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel for a state visit to Cuba.
President Thongloun expressed his satisfaction on the growing relations and cooperation between the Parties, governments and people of Laos and Cuba.
He also expressed on behalf of the Party, government and people of Laos gratitude to the Cuban government for its priceless assistance including scholarships for human resource development, and technical assistance.
President Thongloun Sisoulith assured the guest that the Party, state and people of Laos will continue to do their best together with their Cuban counterparts to protect and strengthen the long-standing friendship and cooperation between the two nations thus bringing benefits to the people of the two countries.
The president emphasized that Laos and Cuba should continue to strengthen cooperation in various fields such as education, sports, and health.
On the same day, the Cuban government leader also met with President of the National Assembly Xaysomphone Phomvihane.
Source: Lao News Agency