Friendship exchange between Vietnamese and Lao embassies in China

Monday, 15/08/2022 15:21
A friendship exchange between Vietnamese and Lao embassies was held in Beijing on August 13 to mark the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the two countries (September 5, 1962 - September 5, 2022) and 45 years since signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation (July 18, 1977 - July 18, 2022).
Vietnamese and Lao Ambassadors take photo with children of the two countries (Photo: NDO) 

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to China Pham Sao Mai said that over the last 60 years, the traditional and close relations between Vietnam and Laos, founded by late Presidents Ho Chi Minh, Kaysone Phomvihane and Souphanouvong and nurtured by generations of the two countries’ leaders and people, have overcome countless difficulties and challenges to become an exemplary, faithful and rare relationship.

He emphasized that the upgrade of the “traditional friendship” to the “great friendship” during Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit to Laos in February 2019 was a historic milestone creating a breakthrough for bilateral cooperation.

According to the Ambassador, Consolidating and developing the special relationship with Laos is the top priority of Vietnam’s foreign policy and adding that for many years, the embassies of the two countries have maintained cooperation and mutual support at forums and activities in China, greatly helping fulfill their diplomatic tasks, build a united and strong ASEAN Community, and contribute to activities of the diplomatic corps in Beijing.

For her part, Lao Ambassador to China Khamphao Ernthavanh highlighted the two countries’ constant support and assistance, describing their special solidarity and friendship as unique and incomparable.

On this occasion, she also congratulated Vietnam on its enormous attainments in socio-economic development.

During the friendship exchange, many sports activities and musical performances reflecting the close ties between the two embassies were held./.