Foreign Ministry, Lao Embassy celebrate Friendship Year 2017

08:46 | 17/07/2017 Events

Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and a Foreign Ministry delegation visited the Lao Embassy in Hanoi, on July 15, for a joint celebration of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017.

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Participants at the meeting - Photo: VNA

Deputy FM Son stressed the significance of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017, during which the two nations will mark the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and 40-years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation.

The establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, on September 5, 1962, opened up a new chapter in our bilateral ties, he said, reiterating that the two nations have given each other whole-hearted support throughout the years, which greatly contributed to the revolutionary victories in both countries.

He also reviewed the major milestones in the traditional relations between Vietnam and Laos, highlighting the importance of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation that serves as a foundation for the development of the ties between the two Parties and States.

Deputy FM Son showed his delight at the growing partnership between the two countries in all fields, holding that the joint activities to celebrate these special events will help to deepen the understanding of the special relationship between Vietnam and Laos among the people of both sides, especially younger generations.

For his part, Ambassador Thongsavanh Phomvihane affirmed that the Party, Government and people of Laos always treasure their ties with Vietnam and exert every effort to maintain, reinforce and develop the special relations.

He pledged to continue working effectively with the Foreign Ministry of Vietnam to beef up bilateral ties and also expressed his hope that he will continue to receive support from the ministry in order to fulfill his tasks.

Theo NDO/VNA