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Deputy Foreign Minister: President’s Lao visit to generate new impetus to bilateral ties

President Vo Van Thuong’s selection of Laos as the first country to visit in his new position is meant to affirm Vietnam’s consistent policy of treasuring and giving the highest priority to the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with Laos, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Do Hung Viet.

During an interview recently granted to the press on the occasion of the President’s visit to Laos from April 10 – 11 at the invitation of General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith, Viet said amid the complicated developments in the region and the world, the visit also demonstrates Vietnam’s strong and comprehensive support for socio-economic renewal, recovery and development, and global integration of Laos, he said.

According to him, President Thuong is scheduled to hold talks and witness the signing of cooperation agreements with the Lao Party General Secretary and President, meet with the Lao Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Lao National Assembly, and receive the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Lao Front for National Construction and the President of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association and meet representatives of the Vietnamese community in Laos.

These important activities will create a new impetus for Vietnam-Lao cooperative ties via all channels and fields, contributing to the effective implementation of high-level agreements between the two Parties and countries, including the Vietnam-Laos cooperation strategy agreement for 2021-2030 and the Vietnam-Laos Bilateral Cooperation Agreement for 2021-2025, Viet said.

He added that President Thuong will also lay wreaths at the Monument of Unknown Soldiers and the statue of President Kaysone Phomvihane, and call on former high-ranking leaders of Laos, showing gratitude for the significant contributions made by generations of leaders, officials, soldiers, and people of Laos to the special relationship between Vietnam and Laos.

He noted that these activities will certainly contribute to developing the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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