Vietnamese, Lao embassies in China hold friendship exchange hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassadors to China Dang Minh Khoi addresses the event (Photo: VNA)

Beijing (VNA) – Vietnamese and Lao Ambassadors to China Dang Minh Khoi and Vandy Bouthasavong as well as officials of the two embassies attended a get-together at the Vietnamese Embassy in Beijing on March 23.

Addressing the event, Khoi extended greetings to the Lao ambassador and embassy’s staff on the 63rd founding anniversary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and congratulated the Lao people on important achievements they have gained over the past 63 years.

He expressed delight at the progress of the Vietnam-Laos traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation, as well as relations between the two embassies over the past years.

The two embassies have supported each other, contributing to promoting the Vietnam-Laos relations as well as the development of the friendship between ASEAN and China, he noted.

The diplomat congratulated Lao Ambassador Vandy Bouthasavong on his successful assumption of the role as the Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Beijing.

Khoi expressed his hope that 2018 will be a successful year for the relationship between Vietnam and Laos in general and between the two embassies in particular.

Meanwhile, Vandy Bouthasavong lauded the maintenance of exchange activities between the two embassies, which has helped enhance mutual understanding and solidarity among officials of the two agencies, especially young diplomats.

Over the past years, the embassies of Vietnam and Laos have held regular meetings at the beginning of the year and invited each other to celebrations of traditional New Year of each country.-VNA