Vice President meets Laos-Vietnam friendship association chairman

VOV.VN - On June 21, Vice President of Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh met with Vilayvong Bouddakham, Chairman of the Laos–Vietnam Friendship Association in Vientiane before her departure for Luang Prabang.

At the meeting, the two sides expressed their elation at the development of the long-standing friendship, special ties and comprehensive partnership between the two nations with the great contributions from the Laos – Vietnam and Vietnam – Laos Friendship Associations.
They hailed the success of the Vietnam – Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017, shown by a string of events celebrating the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 40th year of the signing of the Vietnam – Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation.

Thinh said she hopes the two friendship associations will continue working hand in hand to educate people about the special friendship between Vietnam and Laos, especially among younger generations. 

She also affirmed that the Party and State of Vietnam's readiness to provide all possible support for the two associations to bridge people of the two nations and  intensify people-to-people exchange activities.

Later the same day, the Vietnamese vice president departed Vientiane for the northern province of Luang Prabang where she met with the province’s Governor Khamkhan Chanthavisouk.

Thinh said she is greatly impressed with the beauty of Luang Prabang, an ancient capital and tourism hub of Lao and the world’s heritage town.

Governor Khamkhan Chanthavisouk briefed his guest on Luang Prabang’s socio-economic development and expressed his gratitude towards Vietnam’s support for the province. He said he hopes the connections between Luang Prabang and Vietnamese localities will grow further, especially in tourism. 

Vietnam is willing to provide the best possible conditions, in terms of mechanism and policy to further partnership between localities, Thinh said.

She thanked Luang Prabang administration for facilitating the Vietnamese community's lives and for supporting Vietnamese enterprises to invest in the province.

She expected that Luang Prabang will reap even greater achievements in  diverse fields.

Vice President Thinh is on her first official visit to Laos from June 19- 22 at the invitation of Politburo member, standing member of the Secretariat of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, and Vice President of Laos Phankham Viphavanh.