Incense offering event commemorates heroic martyrs in Laos

Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoi and Lao Ambassador to China Vandy Bouthasavong at the ceremony to mark 55th anniversary of the two nations’ diplomatic ties. (Photo: VNA) Beijing (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy and Lao Embassy in China held a ceremony to mark the 55th anniversary of the two nations’ diplomatic ties and 40 years of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Bejing on July 19. Reviewing the development in the friendship between Vietnam and Laos, Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoi stressed that the celebration created a political and legal base for friendship and cooperation between the two peoples. Meetings were held in both nations on July 18 to mark those historic events with high-ranking leaders from the two countries in attendance, Khoi said. Over the past five decades, Vietnam-Laos relations have been nurtured by the two peoples, contributing to development in each nation and promoting regional and global peace, sustainability and cooperation. Meanwhile, Lao Ambassador to China Vandy Bouthasavong said that Vietnam and Laos have close ties in the struggles for independence and national construction. Relations have enjoyed development in various fields, she highlighted, adding that the ceremony will help young generations from both sides continue to promote bilateral ties. The ceremony featured art performances and traditional dishes of the two countries.-VNA... [read more]

Present at the event were Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, and a number of former leaders. The Lao delegation at the ceremony was led by Vice President Phankham Viphavanh. Addressing the event, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong recalled the relations between Vietnam and Laos over the past 55 years as well as the context of setting up their diplomatic ties on September 5, 1962. This is a significant historical event in bilateral relations, affirming the vital attachment of the two nations in their struggle for national independence and unity, he said. In order to deepen the bilateral partnership, Vietnam and Laos signed the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation on July 18, 1977, which emphasised that nothing can change the special relations between Vietnam and Laos as well as the solidarity and friendship between people of the two nations. Over the past 40 years, the treaty has become an important political and legal foundation for the unceasing reinforcement and development of the bilateral relations, serving national construction and defence in each country. Showing his delight at the growth of the special ties between the two nations, the Party chief underscored that the relationship has been developed sustainably from traditional to special friendship. The relationship…... [read more]

NDO - Today the people of Vietnam and Laos are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation. Together with this event, the two countries are also celebrating the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Both are significant events, marking a new milestone in the history of Vietnam-Laos relations while also affirming its historic significance to the development of the bilateral relationship in this new period. Geographical and historical proximity has brought Vietnam and Laos closer together for generations. During the wars against foreign aggressors, as well as during periods of national construction and defence, the two countries have always stood side by side. The blood and sweat of Vietnamese soldiers and experts blends with the sweat and blood of Lao soldiers and people becoming an invaluable asset in the hearts of the two countries’ people, a noble symbol of the special solidarity and fighting allegiance between the two countries, a rarity in the history of relations between nations throughout the world. 55 years ago, following the signing of the Geneva agreement on Laos, Vietnam and Laos established diplomatic relations, opening a new chapter in the bilateral relationship. On July 18, 1977, the two countries signed the Treaty on Amity and Cooperation on the foundation of the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity, the unity in fighting and the unshakable friendship between the people of Laos and Vietnam, the great comradeship between the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP),…... [read more]

 Luong Cuong, head of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Defence cooperation is an importance pillar in Vietnam-Laos relations, stated Luong Cuong, head of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army. He made the remark while visiting the Laos Embassy in Hanoi on July 17. The two armies’ fine connection would consolidate mutual trust and comprehensive partnership between the two countries’ Parties, governments and people, he added. Speaking highly of the thriving bilateral ties in all fields, Cuong stressed the significant meaning of the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017, the 55th diplomatic relations anniversary (September 5) and 44 years of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18). Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Thongsavanh Phomvihane highlighted Laos’ commitment to deepening the special friendship with Vietnam, adding that this year offers a chance for the two countries’ people, particularly younger generations, to learn more about the bilateral engagements over times. He thanked the assistance the Vietnam People’s Army has provided for its Lao counterpart in the past struggle for national liberation as well as the current development. He said he wants to work closer with the Vietnamese Defence Ministry to contribute to enhanceing bilateral relations.-VNA ... [read more]

Vietnam’s Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung on July 17 handed over the flower baskets and messages of congratulations of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan to Party General Secretary and President Bounhang Volachith, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou of Laos via the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Laos’ Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith thanked the Vietnamese senior leaders and affirmed that over the past 55 years, the Vietnam-Laos relations have recorded outstanding developments in all fields. The Foreign Ministry of Laos pledges to work with its counterpart and the Embassy of Vietnam in Laos to nurture and intensify the bilateral ties, he added. Ambassador Hung said that amid complicated and unpredictable regional and global situations, the two countries should maintain close coordination to bring their relations to a new height in order to meet their people’s aspirations and interests. He vowed to collaborate with the Lao Foreign Ministry in organising activities in celebration of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017. The diplomat affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, Government and people always treasure and will do their utmost to ensure the two countries’ relationship lasts forever.... [read more]

Vietnam’s Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung (left) hands over PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s flower basket for his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith to Laos’ Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith.   Vietnam’s Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung on July 17 handed over the flower baskets and messages of congratulations of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan to Party General Secretary and President Bounhang Volachith, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou of Laos via the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Laos’ Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith thanked the Vietnamese senior leaders and affirmed that over the past 55 years, the Vietnam-Laos relations have recorded outstanding developments in all fields. The Foreign Ministry of Laos pledges to work with its counterpart and the Embassy of Vietnam in Laos to nurture and intensify the bilateral ties, he added. Ambassador Hung said that amid complicated and unpredictable regional and global situations, the two countries should maintain close coordination to bring their relations to a new height in order to meet their people’s aspirations and interests. He vowed to collaborate with the Lao Foreign Ministry in organizing activities in celebration of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017. The diplomat affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, Government and people always treasure and will do their utmost to ensure the two countries’ relationship lasts forever. Source: VNA ... [read more]

Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh begins his official friendship visit to Laos on October 10, at the invitation of General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and State President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Choummaly Sayasone. The second visit to Laos by Mr Manh within one and a half year is another vivid manifestation of the time-honoured friendship and solidarity between the two Parties, the two States and the two peoples, showing the Vietnamese Party and State’s consistent policy of attaching great importance to the consolidation and strengthening of traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries in the new situation. The regular meetings and contacts between the two countries’ senior leaders, ministries and sectors for many years have become a fine tradition that helps promote mutual understanding and solidarity between the two countries and create new opportunities for bilateral cooperation. Based on the orientations set by the two countries’ senior leaders, all-round cooperation between Vietnam and Laos has strongly developed in all fields. Currently, the two sides are focused on increasing the efficiency of key cooperation programmes in the 2006-2010 period, especially in energy, mineral exploitation, transport and industrial crop growing. In the past eight months, the two sides have carried out a project to build Xekaman 3 hydro-electric-power plant, signed a memorandum of understanding on building Xekaman 1 hydro-electronic power plant, inaugurated a 111 km-long section of highway 18B stretching from the central highlands region of Vietnam to southern Laos and…... [read more]

Vietnam and Laos have treasured the long-standing and special relationship – an invaluable asset as affirmed by late Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh and late Lao President Kaysone Phomvihan. It is special because both countries lean against the Truong Son Mountain Range and share the water resources of the Mekong River. Since the Communist Party of Indochina was established in 1930, the Vietnamese and Lao nations have shared common lofty ideals and strength in the struggle for national liberation – an important factor for ensuring the victory of the revolution in each country. It is special because the two countries had had a close connection before they established their diplomatic ties on September 5, 1962. So the establishment of their diplomatic ties as well as their whole course of history helped to open up a new stage of development in bilateral ties and foster close links between two nations. Thirty years ago today (July 18), the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Cooperation Treaty was signed, creating a firm political and legal foundation for further promoting the revolutionary cause of each country as well as cementing the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations. Over the past three decades, the treaty has made substantial contributions to the process of national construction and development in each country. Particularly, Laos has made significant achievements in the past 20 years of implementing the Doi Moi (Renewal) process. Its national independence, sovereignty and political and social stability have been maintained while national defence and security…... [read more]

The close and loyal ties of friendship between Vietnam and Laos is a vivid manifestation of international relations. The people of the two countries have been living under the same roof of Indochina, sharing the same Truong Son mountains and Mekong river in peace for a long time. They have fond memories of sharing sacred things, blood and tears and essentials such as rice, salt, needles and threads. Both countries experienced the long struggles against foreign aggression and always stood side by side in the fight against common enemies. The ties of solidarity and friendship is their valuable asset. Since the two countries established diplomatic ties in September 1962 they have been very proud of their close geographic positions and similar cultures. Diverse activities have been promoted to support each other during the past struggles against the common enemies as well as in the current process of national construction. It’s no exaggeration to say that the friendship between Vietnam and Laos is higher than the mountain, longer than the river, larger than the sea, brighter than the full moon and more fragrant than flowers as late President Xuphanuvong once said. Each exchange visit by Party, State, Government and National Assembly leaders is a red brick to build a Vietnam-Laos house of solidarity and friendship. During these visits many cooperative and friendship agreements were signed and many cooperative projects were approved, which have greatly contributed to the process of national construction in each country. The high consensus reached by the two…... [read more]

This is the curtain raising event to mark the Vietnam – Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2012 and confirms the unswerving policy of Vietnam to treasure and bring bilateral relations to a new height. Bilateral relations have been continuously promoted in various fields through the exchange of reciprocal visits by the two countries’ top leaders. Worthy of note were last year’s visits to Vietnam by President Chummaly Sayasone, Prime Minister Thongsinh Thammavong, and National Assembly Chairperson Pany Yathotu, and visits to Laos by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. They have reinforced trust and bonds between the two nations. Phankham Viphavan, President of the Laos – Vietnam Friendship Association, says such special relations are found nowhere else in the world. “Our leaders have paid special care to improving the younger generation’s understanding of the two nations’ traditional relations,” says Viphavan. “The project on the traditional Vietnam-Laos relations has contributed practically to enhancing the awareness of the two countries’ peoples on their loyal and close ties." 2012 is observed as the Vietnam – Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year, which also marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties and 35 years of the Vietnam – Laos Friendship and Cooperation Treaty. Vietnam has established a national steering committee on the Vietnam – Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year with various activities to be held nationwide. Vu Xuan Hong, Chairman of the Union of Vietnam Friendship Organizations, says the two Friendship Organizations should actively prepare for the celebration, and…... [read more]




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