|Major Lao newspapers published on September 5 boldly reported on the special relationship between Laos and Vietnam. (Photo: NDO)
The front page of Pasaxon Newspaper, the mouthpiece of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, published an editorial "Congratulations on 60 years of establishing diplomatic relations between Laos and Vietnam".
The editorial stated that this year has great significance for Laos-Vietnam relations. Laos has established diplomatic relations with more than 140 countries around the world, but the Laos-Vietnam relationship is a special and rare relationship. Every year, there are commemorative activities to disseminate cadres, Party members and people about the important meaning of Laos-Vietnam relations.
The year 2022 is determined as the Year of Solidarity and Friendship between Laos and Vietnam on the occasion of the commemoration of two historical events, namely the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the two countries. These two historical events are the basis for the relationship between the two Parties, the two states, as well as between the people of the two countries.
The organization of activities related to cooperation between the two countries in order to disseminate to people all over the world, especially for the young generations who are the future of the two countries, understand the special relationship between Laos and Vietnam. During meetings, senior leaders of Laos and Vietnam always emphasized that the Laos-Vietnam relationship of solidarity is special, like a sibling relationship.
In an interview with media agencies on the occasion of the Lao-Vietnamese Year of Friendship and Solidarity, Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith said that 2022 is a year of historical significance in the relationship between the two countries as they jointly organize many exciting activities so that the people of the two countries and the world understand the specialness of the Laos-Vietnam cooperation.
Since the two countries officially established diplomatic relations on September 5, 1962, the relationship has achieved many outstanding achievements, especially during the period of national liberation struggle. Laos and Vietnam jointly supported and helped each other to fight against a common enemy, liberate the nation, and unify each country.
In the field of security, the two countries have cooperated to ensure security and create a favorable environment for the two countries' socio-economic development on the basis of the goals and vision of the leaders of the two Parties and two States.
In terms of investment, Vietnam currently ranks third among countries investing in Laos. Regarding human resources, Vietnam provides many scholarships for Lao officials and students to study in Vietnam. After graduating, the students returned to Laos and made active contributions to the construction and socio-economic development of Laos. Currently, there are about 14,000 Lao students studying in Vietnam.
In the field of diplomacy, the two Foreign Ministries have had a close relationship, and there is a close cooperation mechanism, not only at the bilateral, but at the regional and international levels./.