General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith arrived in Hanoi on December 19 morning, starting an official friendly visit to Vietnam.

The three-day visit is made at the invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang, aiming to affirm Laos’ policy of treasuring the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

This is the second official friendly visit of the Lao leader during his tenure (2016-2021).

The visit is also expected to strengthen solidarity and political trust between the two Parties and countries. This is also a chance for Vietnam to affirm support to Laos during its cause of national defence and development.

The Vietnam-Laos relationship has been growing in all fields. The two sides have worked closely together to effectively implement joint statements and agreements as well as deals reached at the 39th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee and other cooperation programmes.

Bilateral political relations have been promoted, with high-level meetings regularly organised and collaboration mechanisms constantly strengthened.

Both sides have worked together closely in popularising the Vietnam-Laos ties and holding celebrations of the 55th anniversary of their diplomatic relations and 40 years of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation.

At the same time, defence-security and external relation partnership has been fruitful. Vietnam and Laos have coordinated to build a shared border of stability and sustainable development. They have completed a joint project to upgrade and build more border markers, with 1,002 markers upgraded and built.
 
The two countries’ governments have also finalised legal procedures for a protocol on land border.-VNA