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Xi Jinping Meets with President Choummaly Sayasone of Laos

On November 8, 2014, President Xi Jinping met with President Choummaly Sayasone of Laos at the Great Hall of the People.

Xi Jinping welcomed Choummaly to attend the Dialogue on Strengthening Connectivity Partnership in China. Choummaly expressed that Laos highly appreciates China's host of the Dialogue which he believes is of great significance in promoting the cooperation and common development of countries in the region.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China and Laos share common aspirations and are good neighbors, good friends, good comrades and good partners. When you visited China this July, we reached multiple important consensus on the relations between the two parties and two countries. Both sides should earnestly make efforts in the implementation, scale up and cement bilateral cooperation and push forward China-Laos comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation featuring high-level mutual trust, mutual assistance and mutual benefit to develop towards a higher level. Both sides should strengthen strategic communication, maintain the good tradition of regular high-level exchanges, enhance inter-party communication, exchange experience in the governance and administration of state affairs, provide mutual support in respective reform and development cause and promote the substantive progress of important cooperation projects at an early date. Both sides should also expand people-to-people and cultural exchanges and deepen friendship.

Choummaly expressed that the party, government and people of Laos cherish Laos-China traditional friendship, appreciate the support and assistance offered by the Chinese side and hope to strengthen communication and cooperation with the Chinese side to promote agriculture and infrastructure construction in Laos and accelerate the pace of economic and social development. Laos stands ready to actively participate in the preparation for the construction of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended the meeting.

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