The Vietnamese and Lao diplomatic missions held a friendship exchange in Indonesia on July 29 in Jakarta to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and 35 years of the signing of the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty between the two countries.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Nguyen Xuan Thuy said the Vietnam – Laos ties, which is initiated by President Ho Chi Minh and President Kaysone Phomvihane, have been further developed in both depth and width, benefiting peoples of the two nations, contributing to the two countries’ national defence and construction causes.

For his part, Lao Ambassador K.A Souphaket spoke highly of the warm sentiments and support that Vietnam has given to Laos, describing the two countries’ relations as a miracle power that helped bring victory for Vietnam and Laos ’ revolutions.

He affirmed that Laos will do its best to strengthen the special ties between the two countries for the prosperity of the two peoples.-VNA