15 July 2017

Foreign Ministry, Lao Embassy share joy over Friendship Year 2017

Participants at the meeting (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and a Foreign Ministry delegation visited
the Lao Embassy in Hanoi on July 15 for a joint celebration of the Vietnam-Laos
Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017.

Deputy FM Son stressed
the significance of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017 during
which the two nations mark the 55th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic
ties and the 40-year signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and
Cooperation.

The establishment of
the diplomatic relations between the two countries on September 5, 1962 opened
up a new chapter in bilateral ties, he said, reiterating that the two nations
have gave each other whole-hearted support which greatly contributed to the
victory of the revolution in both countries.

He also reviewed major
milestones in the traditional relations between Vietnam and Laos, highlighting
the importance of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation that serves
as a foundation for the development of ties between the two Parties and States.

Deputy FM Son showed
his delight at the growing partnership between the two countries in all fields,
holding that the activities to celebrate these special joint events will help deepen
understanding on the special relationship between Vietnam and Laos among people
of both sides, especially the young generations.

On his part,
Ambassador Thongsavanh Phomvihane affirmed that the Party, Government and
people of Laos always treasure ties with Vietnam and exert every efforts to
maintain, reinforce and develop the special relations.

He pledged to continue
effectively working with the Foreign Ministry of Vietnam to beef up bilateral
ties. He also expressed hope to continue to receive support from the ministry
to fulfil his tasks.-VNA



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