Laos and Malaysia are keen to expand bilateral cooperation particularly in areas relating to investment, banking, finance, transportation, tourism, education and human resource development for mutual benefit. This was the outcome of a bilateral meeting held between Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and visiting Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith. Mr Saleumxay’s official visit to Malaysia took place from March 16-18. In talks held on March 17 the two sides expressed their desire to further expand their cooperation. Both sides said they highly valued the development of bilateral relations and cooperation between Laos and Malaysia over past years with exchanges of visits by high-level delegations, according to the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs.