Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on March 1 received visiting Lao Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Xunthon Xaynhachac and her delegation in the capital.

At the reception, Minh expressed his delight at the sound relations between the two neighbouring countries and emphasised that Xunthon’s visit will help further consolidate traditional friendship and solidarity.

For her part, Xunthon said she is glad to be back in Vietnam and expressed her thanks to the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry for arranging an opportunity for her delegation to work with several departments and exchange experiences on issues in which her ministry is interested.-VNA