VOV.VN - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his wife, alongside a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation arrived in Vientiane on August 9 morning, starting a two-day official friendship visit to Laos.
Those welcoming the Vietnamese State leader at Wattay International Airport included Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment of Laos Sonexay Siphandone; Minister-Chairman of the Presidential Officice Khemmany Pholsena; head of the LPRP’s Commission for External Relations Thongsavanh Phomvihane; Vientiane Governor Atsaphangthong Siphandone; Vietnamese Ambassador to Lao Nguyen Ba Hung, along with representatives from a number of Lao agencies and the Vietnamese community in Laos.
During the visit, President Phuc is scheduled to hold talks with LPRP General Secretary and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith, and witness the signing of numerous important cooperation documents regarding justice, anti-drug, search and rescue, along with deals among localities and businesses.
The Vietnamese State leader will have an array of meetings with the Lao Prime Minister, National Assembly Chairman, and several former Lao Party and State leaders.
He is scheduled to deliver an important speech at the 9th National Assembly of Laos during its ongoing first plenary session, and attend a ceremony to hand over the NA House – a gift of the Party, State and people of Vietnam - to Laos.
As planned, President Phuc is set to meet with the head of the Lao Front for National Construction and the President of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association, and visit the Vietnamese Embassy in Vientiane where he will meet Vietnamese people and businesses in the neighbouring country.
Also in the morning, LPRP General Secretary and President Thongloun Sisoulith hosted a welcome ceremony with the highest rituals for State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Some photos featuring the welcome ceremony:
Following the official welcome ceremony, the two leaders had a courtesy meeting before holding talks.
The visit by State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc running from August 9-10 is made at the invitation of General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith.
It reaffirms the consistent stance of the Party, State and people of both nations in preserving, promoting the traditional relations, special solidarity and all-around cooperation.