Vietnam’s top leaders have sent flower baskets and messages of congratulations to their Lao counterparts on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties (September 5) and 40 years of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18).
Vietnam’s Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung on July 17 handed over the flower baskets and messages of congratulations of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan to Party General Secretary and President Bounhang Volachith, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou of Laos via the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Laos’ Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith thanked the Vietnamese senior leaders and affirmed that over the past 55 years, the Vietnam-Laos relations have recorded outstanding developments in all fields.
The Foreign Ministry of Laos pledges to work with its counterpart and the Embassy of Vietnam in Laos to nurture and intensify the bilateral ties, he added.
Ambassador Hung said that amid complicated and unpredictable regional and global situations, the two countries should maintain close coordination to bring their relations to a new height in order to meet their people’s aspirations and interests.
He vowed to collaborate with the Lao Foreign Ministry in organising activities in celebration of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017.
The diplomat affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, Government and people always treasure and will do their utmost to ensure the two countries’ relationship lasts forever.