HANOI, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Lao Prime Minister Bouasone
Bouphavanh and his Myanmar counterpart Thein Sein touched upon measures to
enhance their bilateral ties, especially cooperative ones in such fields as
politics, security and technical expertise, Lao newspaper Vientiane Times
During their talks on Thursday, the two prime ministers also informed each
other of the socioeconomic development situations of their countries, and
discussed regional and international issues of common concern.
Also on Thursday, General Thein Sein called on Lao President Choummaly
Sayasone who said he highly valued the Myanmar prime minister's visit which
would significantly contribute to strengthening relations, friendship and
cooperation of the two countries.
Laos and Myanmar, whose diplomatic relations were established in 1955, are
friendly neighbors and always enjoy good relations, the newspaper said.
Earlier this year, the two countries upgraded their shared border
checkpoints to meet international standards to attract foreign tourists.
Thein Sein arrived in Laos' capital Vientiane on Thursday, his first visit
abroad since being appointed prime minister on Oct. 24. He left Laos for Vietnam
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), of which Laos, Myanmar
and Vietnam are members, has a tradition of conducting introductory tours to
member countries when heads of state and government take