Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 11 - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos, agreed to strengthen and expand the cooperation on top of the existing mechanisms, according to Ieng Sophallet, Assistant to Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday.

The decision was made in a bilateral meeting between the two premier in Peace Palace, Phnom Penh.

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith thanked and highly commended the premier for hosting the 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Meeting fruitfully and successfully.

In addition, the Prime Ministers of the two countries have exchanged mutual ideas in pursuing closer cooperation as a long-standing neighbor.

The Premiers of Cambodia and Laos are also committed to expanding the scope of trade over the past year.

Cambodia and Laos have established a Consulate General and opened border gates.

For education, the leaders of Cambodia and Laos have agreed to provide scholarships to students studying in both countries.