Laos, China To Strengthen Governance Ties

Laos and China plan to more closely share their experiences in the area of governance so as to constantly improve the ruling parties’ governance capacity.

Laos greatly values its ties with China and is willing to further deepen exchanges and cooperation between the two ruling parties as well as those between the two countries.

China stands ready to work with Laos to further promote mutual political trust, conduct win-win economic cooperation and facilitate people-to-people exchanges.

This information was revealed on Friday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after a meeting attended by the Party Secretary General and President of Laos, Mr Choummaly Sayasone, and Mr Liu Qibao, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the CPC Central Committee’s Publicity Department.

During the meeting, Mr Liu said China and Laos are members of a strategic community of common destiny. China is willing to work with Laos to further promote high-level mutual political trust, win-win economic cooperation and cultural exchange, and cont inuously enrich and develop the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

President Choummaly said Laos attaches great importance to the relationship with China and is willing to push forward exchange and cooperation between the two parties and countries.

The meeting formed part of the agenda followed by Mr Liu during his visit here from October 31 to November 3, according to the ministry.

During his visit Mr Liu met with Head of the Party Central Committee’s Propaganda and Training Board, Professor Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoun, Head of the Government Inspection Authority, Dr Bounthong Chitmany, and other senior officials.

The CPC delegation, led by Mr Liu, arrived here on Friday to attend the third CPC-Laos theory seminar.

Mr Liu gave a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of a seminar on ‘the rule of law’.

The CPC attaches great importance to the rule of law and it is of great and profound significance that the fourth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee laid out major tasks to comprehensively advance the rule of law, Mr Liu said.

China will resolutely follow the path of socialist rule of law and build a socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics and a socialist country ruled by law, he said.

In his keynote speech at the seminar, Dr Bounthong said Laos is willing to work with China so the two countries can learn from each other in a bid to advance the socialist rule of law.