Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong (L) extend​s congratulations to the Lao Consulate General on the 42nd National Day of Laos(Photo: voh.com.vn)

HCM City (VNA)
– Deputy Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong extended congratulations to the Lao Consulate General on the 42nd National Day of Laos (December 2).

Meeting with the Lao diplomats on December 1, Phong lauded great achievements the neighbouring country has gained in national construction and development.

He stressed that Ho Chi Minh City has organised a slew of activities to mark 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties and 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Cooperation and Friendship. The city has effectively carried out actions to realise its cooperation deals with Lao localities, making contributions to deepen the special bilateral ties, he said.

Phong affirmed that the city’s Party Committee, authority and people will do their utmost to further develop the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

Lao Consul General Somxay Sanamoune, for his part, thanked Vietnamese Party, Government and people in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular for supporting Laos in the past years.

He noted that the Consulate General will work to bolster cooperative relations between Ho Chi Minh City and the Lao localities, saying that the move will help preserve and promote the special relations between the two countries, bringing peace and prosperity for both sides.-VNA