Russia and Laos have a good level of political relations, but it needs to be filled with economic content. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during negotiations with the President of the Republic Thongloun Sisoulith in China.
“In general, the political level is very good, we need, of course, to fill it with economic content. Unfortunately, last year he [товарооборот] has declined further. But nevertheless, in my opinion, we have prospects, and good prospects,” transmits Putin’s words Kremlin.
At the beginning of the meeting, Putin also noted that Sisoulita is known as a “reliable friend” of Moscow. The Russian leader added that the President of Laos and he studied in Leningrad during the same years.
Putin is on a two-day visit to Beijing, where he will take part in the III International Forum “One Belt – One Road”. On October 17, he had already held talks with the Prime Minister of Vietnam, the President of Mongolia, the Prime Minister of Hungary and the Prime Minister of Thailand.
Besides this, Putin accepted participation in the ceremony of the official meeting of the heads of delegations participating in the forum by the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.