|Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, who is here to attend the 10th ASEAN-China Expo, in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 2, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)|
NANNING, Sept. 2 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong here Monday, pledging to enrich the content of their all-round strategic partnership of cooperation.
Li made the remarks during his meeting with his Lao counterpart on the sidelines of the 10th ASEAN-China Expo, which is set to run from Sept. 3-6 in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Li said as good neighbors, China and Laos can further promote strategic coordination, economic cooperation and extensive cultural exchange, and speed up major projects on transportation, energy and agriculture, so as to lift China-Laos relations to a new level.
He called on Laos to continue to contribute to China-ASEAN ties, and lay sound foundations for the upcoming East Asia Summit in Brunei in October.
Thongsing said the Laos-China cooperation is of great importance to the economic and social development of Laos.
He said Laos is ready to maintain high-level exchanges with China and coordination on international and regional affairs, implement projects of cooperation and enhance exchanges in law enforcement, security and cultural areas, so as to push forward the development of bilateral ties.
Laos is willing to make contributions to the promotion of ASEAN-China ties, the prime minister added.