Doan Nguyen Duc, chairman of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Corporation, has rejected all accusations made against his company of deforesting and appropriating land in Laos and Cambodia by the NGO Global Witness, calling them "groundless."
Quan spoke highly of the results of cooperation between the two ministries in major areas such as bio-technologies, new energies, intellectual property rights and information technology.
He informed the Lao leader of his ministry’s future plans, saying that Vietnam will do its utmost to enhance cooperation with Laos in science and technology, human resources development and information exchange.
Quan said he hoped that the PM will pay more attention to cooperation between the two ministries, which will help implement the economic, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation strategy for the 2011-2020 period that both countries have ratified.
Thongsin Thammavong asked Vietnam to continue supporting Laos in science-technology, especially in training and information exchange, for the benefit of both countries.
As scheduled, on September 5, the delegation will attend a meeting in Khammouane province as part of the activities to mark the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2012.