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President Of Laos Holds Welcome Ceremony For Visiting Chinese President

General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party central committee and President of Laos Bounnhang vorachit gave visiting Chinese President XI Jinping a warm welcome outside the Presidential palace of laos in the country's Capital Vientiane.

Ahead of XI's welcome ceremony, over 1,000 local residents from different ethnic groups packed the streets around the Presidential palace, performing folk music and dance to cheer XI's arrival.

The two heads of state reviewed the honor guard and greeted the officials on each other's side during the ceremony.

China and Laos agreed to build a community of shared future with strategic importance during Chinese President XI Jinping's state visit.

Speaking highly of each other's development achievements, the two sides agreed to strengthen exchanges and mutual learning, and push forward China's reform and opening up and Laos' reform and renewal.

The two countries will continue to hold the spirit of good neighbors, good friends, good comrades and good partners, consolidate the China-Laos traditional friendship, and strive to lift their long-standing and stable comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to a new stage.

XI praised laos for sticking to a socialist path with its national characteristics and the country's great achievements in economic and social development.

He stressed that he believes under the leadership of the lprp central committee headed by bounnhang, the Lao people will achieve greater achievements in their pursuit for comprehensive reform and renewal.