President Bounnhang Visits Vietnam to Strengthen Ties, Cooperation | Lao Tribune

President Bounnhang Visits Vietnam to Strengthen Ties, Cooperation

Party Secretary General and State President Bounnhang Vorachit arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 19th December for a three-day visit to the neibouring country at the invitation of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang.

The visit aims to promote the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

This is the second official friendly visit of the Lao leader during his tenure (2016-2021).

The visit is also expected to strengthen solidarity and political trust between the two Parties and countries. This is also a chance for Vietnam to affirm support to Laos during its cause of national defence and development.

The Laos – Vietnam relationship has been growing in all fields.

Bilateral political relations have been promoted, with high-level meetings regularly organised and collaboration mechanisms constantly strengthened.

Both sides have worked together closely in popularising the Laos – Vietnam ties and holding celebrations of the 55th anniversary of their diplomatic relations and 40 years of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation.

Defence-security and external relation partnership has been fruitful. Laos and Vietnam have coordinated to build a shared border of stability and sustainable development. They have completed a joint project to upgrade and build more border markers, with 1,002 markers upgraded and built.

The two countries’ governments have also finalised legal procedures for a protocol on land border.

Two-way trade reached 720.4 million USD this year to October, up 8.7 percent over the same period last year, with Vietnam’s exports hitting 426.2 million USD, a year on year rise of 12.4 percent.

After the welcome ceremony, Vietnamese and Lao leaders held talks.

Source: Lao News Agency