Speaking at the event, Vo Van Thuong, member of the Party Central Committee and Deputy Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee underscored the point that Vietnam and Lao are close neighbors and have a long standing traditional friendship.
He said he has hopes that the two countries would continue to work hard to further promote the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation in the coming time.
Lao Consul General in HCM City Southideth Phommalat thanked the Vietnamese people for their valuable support to Laos in recent times. He expressed his delight at sound bilateral relations in various fields, including politics, economics, trade, culture, education, external affairs, and national security and defence.
At present, Vietnam stands 2nd out of 53 countries investing in Laos, with 413 projects totaling US$5 billion.