The Foreign Ministry and Lao Embassy staff members pose for a photo at the visit (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited and sent greetings to the Lao Embassy in Vietnam on April 8 on the occasion of Laos’ traditional Boun Pi Mai (New Year) festival.

Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy wished the Lao Ambassador and the embassy staff happiness and success in the New Year.

He congratulated Laos on its enormous achievements across the board, while reiterating that Vietnam consistently treasures and promotes its traditional solidarity and special amity with its neighbour.

The official added he hopes the two sides will fortify result-oriented cooperation in order to live up to their peoples’ aspirations and interests.

Lao Ambassador Thongsavanh Phomvihane thanked the Deputy Foreign Minister for the congratulations and acknowledged the massive, effective assistance that the Vietnamese Party, State and people have given to his country throughout history.

Both nations have obtained important socio-economic accomplishments over the last five years, he said, voicing his hope that their all-faceted cooperation will be solidified in a substantive manner to benefit the two peoples.-VNA