Thursday, August 7, 2008

Chinese president meets Lao president ahead of Beijing Olympics

"China is ready to work with Laos to carry forward their traditional friendship and deepen mutually-beneficial cooperation, so as to push forward bilateral ties and benefit the peoples of both countries," Hu told his Laotian counterpart.

China and Laos can achieve a win-win outcome through tapping economic complementarities, as China is encouraging its enterprises to invest overseas and Laos is trying to make a better use of its rich resources, said Hu, adding that China would help Lao's development as much as its own capacity allows.

The Laotian president thanked China for all the past support and assistance, and expressed the hope that the two sides further strengthen their friendly cooperation.