Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader and foreign minister, has visited neighboring Laos in her first official trip abroad.

Myanmar and Laotian state media reported that Suu Kyi accompanied Myanmar President Htin Kyaw on an official visit Friday at the invitation of the president of Laos, Bounnhang Vorachit.

The Laotian state news agency KPL said the purpose of the visit was to strengthen relations and cooperation between the countries.

It said both sides also exchanged points of view on regional and international issues of common interest, and discussed restarting direct flights between major destinations in both countries.