Embassy marks 42nd National Day of Laos, Vietnam-Laos ties

Lao Ambassador Thongsavanh Phomvihane (fourth, right) and Vietnamese officials pose for a photo at the celebration on November 29 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Lao Embassyin Vietnam hosted a banquet on November 29 in celebration of the 42nd NationalDay of Laos (December 2, 1975) and the 55th founding anniversary of the twocountries’ diplomatic ties (September 5, 1962).

Addressing the event, Lao Ambassador ThongsavanhPhomvihane acknowledged the support the Vietnamese Party, State and people havegiven to his country’s struggle for national liberation in the past andnational development at present.

That support illustrates the pure relationshipbetween Vietnam and Laos, which is a priceless asset which must be maintainedand passed down to future generations, he noted.

On behalf of the Vietnamese Party, State andpeople, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh offeredcongratulations on Laos’s National Day. He expressed his belief that thecountry will successfully implement the resolution of the 10th NationalCongress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and the eighth five-yearsocio-economic development plan, building Laos into a prosperous nation.

[Vietnamese Ambassador extends greetings on Laos’s National Day]

Despite ordeals, hardships and sacrifices,“history has proven that the special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos is a wellspringthat amplifies our strength and empowers us from one victory to the next,” hesaid.

The official stressed that the Vietnam-Laos Yearof Friendship and Solidarity 2017, the 55th founding anniversary of theirdiplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the countries’Treaty of Amity and Cooperation are a bright milestone in their friendship.

Deputy PM Minh also spoke highly of Vietnam-Laoscooperation in both bilateral and multilateral aspects in 2017, noting that hebelieves the two countries’ people will continue to intensify bilateralcooperation, thereby living up to Vietnamese and Lao people’s aspiration andinterest and for peace, stability and prosperity.-VNA

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