August 10, 2012
North Korea has signed four agreements with Laos to boost exchanges in fields that include economy, tourism and technology, the North’s state news media reported Thursday.
“Agreements between the governments of the DPRK and Laos were signed with due ceremonies at the Presidency on Wednesday,” the (North) Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported in an English-language dispatch datelined Vientiane, using the acronym for the North’s official name.
The article said Kim Yong-nam, president of the North’s Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, met Laos President Choummaly Sayasone in Vientiane, the capital of the southeast Asian country.
The four exchange-enhancing agreements signed between the socialist countries encompass fields of information, technology, tourism, culture, education, sports and commerce, according to KCNA.
“Developing the traditional friendship with Laos is our government’s unmovable stance,” KCNA quoted Kim as having said in the meeting. Kim and the Laos president pledged to further cement their cooperation on the international stage, the news outlet said.
A North Korean delegation led by Kim arrived at Laos on Tuesday following their three-day visit to Vietnam.
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