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Hunan, Laos to Strengthen Cooperation

Updated: 2018-06-04

On the evening of June 1, CPC Hunan Provincial Committee Secretary and Hunan Provincial People’s Congress Standing Committee Director Du Jiahao, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Hunan Governor Xu Dazhe met in Changsha with Laotian President Bounnhang Vorachit, also general secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee. They attended the launching ceremony of the activity named “1,000 Hunan tourists visit Laos”. Head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee Song Tao also attended. 

Du Jiahao, on behalf of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, the People’s Government of Hunan Province and Hunan people, welcomed General Secretary Bounnhang Vorachit and his delegation to Hunan. Du said that General Secretary Xi Jinping had held successful talks with his Laotian counterpart Bounnhang Vorachit recently and an important consensus was reached between the two sides to advance the building of China-Laos community of shared future. This laid a solid foundation and pointed out the direction for Hunan to deepen exchanges and cooperation with Laos’ provinces. Hunan will take Bounnhang’s visit to Hunan as an opportunity to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by China-Laos leaders, further strengthen pragmatic cooperation with Laos’ provinces in modern agriculture and cultural tourism, and encourage more Hunan enterprises to invest or start business in Laos. All these are expected to make new contributions to consolidating friendship between China and Laos and build a community of shared future. 

President Bounnhang Vorachit spoke highly of the fruitful achievements of Hunan's economic and social development. He said that he was very pleased to visit Chairman Mao Zedong’s hometown. He hoped that Hunan and Laos’ provinces will keep the spirit of “good neighbor, good friend, good comrade and good partner” to expand cooperation fields and improve the cooperation quality so as to facilitate the building of China-Laos community of shared future. 

Governor Xu Dazhe delivered a speech at the launching ceremony of the activity. He said, “Hunan will actively carry out cultural tourism activities to promote Hunan in Belt and Road countries.” He continued, “Efforts will be made to deepen tourism exchange and cooperation between Hunan and Laos by organizing Hunan tourist groups to Laos, strengthening tourism publicity, holding tourism promotion conferences, and intensifying tourism personnel training. Xu added, “Greater contributions will be made to promote bilateral cooperation in friendly cities, economic and trade exchanges, industrial development, cultural exchanges, and other fields, and deepen the friendship between China and Laos. 

Source:www.enghunan.gov.cn

Translator: Xiao Juan 

Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn