Prime Minister begins Laos visit

14:46 | 26/04/2017 Events

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse left Phnom Penh, Cambodia, early on April 26 for Vientiane, Laos, for an official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Thoonglun Sisoulith.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his wife arrive at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane - Credit: VGP

This is the first official visit to Laos since Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc took office and it is an important diplomatic event to herald the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017.

The visit manifests Vietnam’s policy of attaching importance to reinforcing the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with Laos in an extensive, more practical and efficient manner.

The two countries are working to organize activities to celebrate the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is scheduled to hold talks with his Lao counterpart Thoonglun Sisoulith, pay a courtesy visit to Party General Secretary and State President Bounnhang Volachith, and meet with National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou.

He will attend a ceremony to launch the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017 and other activities.

Theo NDO/VNA