Vietnam, Laos expect stronger relationship

VOV.VN - Secretary of the Party Central Committee and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Do Van Chien is making an official visit to Laos.

He met Lao Party General Secretary and State President Thongloun Sisoulith, and paid courtesy visits to Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh and President of the National Assembly (NA) Xaysomphone Phomvihane on July 27 as part of his visit.

During the meetings, the Lao leaders affirmed the significance of Chien’s visit in the context that the Parties, States and people of the two nations are launching a range of activities in celebration of the Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year, the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties, and the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation.

Highlighting the outcomes of the talks between leaders of the VFF and the Lao Front for National Construction, they shared their hope that on the basis of a freshly-signed cooperation agreement for 2022-2027, the two fronts will enhance exchanges and experience sharing, and better their coordination, contributing to nurturing and consolidating the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Laos and Vietnam.

In response, Chien voiced his hope that the leaders will maintain their support to help the two fronts effectively carry out the new agreement and create favourable conditions for them to successfully hold an international conference on building a Vietnam-Laos border of peace, friendship and cooperation for mutual development in October 2022 in Laos; and to coordinate with Cambodia to effectively implement the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding on a cooperation programme in the 2021-2023 period.

He affirmed that in his position, he will try his best to nurture and consolidate the bilateral great friendship, special solidarity and all-around cooperation.