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Lao Ambassador to Vietnam visits Son La

Between Apr 4 and 6, Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Sengphet Houngbounyouang and members of the National Assembly of Vietnam’s Foreign Affairs Committee led by its chairman Vu Hai Ha visited Son La, a northwestern province of Vietnam.

Meeting with leaders of Son La, the Lao ambassador was informed about the socio-economic development, national defense and public security, external affairs, and the implementation of the agreements reached by leaders of Laos and Vietnam in the province.

The ambassador appreciated the achievements recorded by Son La in all areas and highly valued the assistance from Son La province to northern provinces of Laos, especially training for Lao students, science and technology transfer for agricultural development in the Lao provinces.

He expressed his belief that Son La will continue to strengthen its cooperation with the Lao northern provinces, and help Huaphan Province of Laos upgrade Pahang border checkpoint into an international border gate.

The ambassador also visited Laos-Vietnam revolutionary historical relic site, and Pahang-Long Sob border gate between Huaphan of Laos and Son La of Vietnam, and attended a baci ceremony, a ritual held on the occasion of Lao New Year, in Moc Chau, Son La.

The ceremony was also joined by leaders of Son La province, representatives of Laos-Vietnam Inter-Parliamentary Committee, the Vietnamese Fatherland Front, and relevant officials of both sides.

The ambassador’s visit aimed to promote the celebration of the two historic days of Laos and Vietnam: the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Laos-Vietnam Treaty of Amity and Cooperation and strengthening the great relations, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, two governments and two peoples of Laos and Vietnam.

Source: Lao News Agency