The choice was made following a courtesy name on Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha by Lao Ambassador Seng Soukhathivong.
The 2 sides spoke of the necessity to reopen cross-border checkpoints as quickly as doable and improve the worth of border commerce to spice up financial restoration.
The Thai PM urged Laos to contemplate streamlining its customs procedures and revising charges on the Thanaleng Dry Port and Vientiane Logistics Park close to the Nong Khai Border so as to appeal to extra Thai funding.
Prayut additionally requested that the Lao authorities contemplate growing the R12 highway connecting Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, which might help native communities in every of the three nations.
He welcomed a plan for Lao PM Phankham Viphavanh to go to Thailand in the midst of the yr, saying this may be an excellent alternative to raise relations to a strategic partnership for progress and sustainable growth.