Staff of the two embassies at the meeting (Source: VNA) 

Washington DC (VNA) – The increasingly strong development of the Vietnam-Laos friendship was highlighted at a recent meeting between the two countries’ diplomats in Washington DC, the US.

The event is an annual activity between the Vietnamese and Lao embassies in the US on the occasion of Vietnam’s traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, reflecting their close relationship.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh and his Lao counterpart Mai Sayavongs updated each other on the development of their countries, and expressed their joy at the success of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Year 2017 and flourishing bilateral relations.

They lauded cooperation between the two diplomatic agencies last year, affirming that they will further promote relations through mutual support and joint organisation of activities.

Ambassador Mai Sayavongs wished all staff of the Vietnamese Embassy a successful and happy New Year.-VNA