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Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc and a Foreign Ministry delegation visited the Lao Embassy in Hanoi on December 1 to congratulate its staff on their country’s 41st National Day (December 2).

Ngoc congratulated Lao people on the great achievements they have made during the national construction and development over the past 41 years.

He expressed pleasure at the sound cooperation outcomes between the two Foreign Ministries over the past years, both bilaterally and at regional and international forums.

The Deputy FM asked the embassy to continue working closely with Vietnam’s ministries and sectors to prepare for the 39th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee on bilateral cooperation as well as the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations and 40 years of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos agreement on friendship and cooperation, which are all in 2017.

On his part, Lao ambassador to Vietnam Thongsavanh Phomvihane thanked leaders of Vietnam for always giving heed to reinforcing the Vietnam-Laos special friendship as well as support to the Lao Embassy.

He affirmed that the embassy will continue making contributions to the growth of bilateral ties in all fields. The diplomat also expressed belief that the Vietnam-Laos relations will be evergreen and everlastingly stable.-VNA