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President receives letters of credence from foreign ambassadors

President Thongloun Sisoulith received in Vientiane on Feb 23 letters of credence from foreign ambassadors to the Lao PDR.

The ambassadors included Jonathan Kings of New Zealand whose office is based in Bangkok, Thailand; Pedro Zwahlen of Swiss whose office is located in Bangkok, Thailand; Pavel Pitel of Czech whose office is located in Bangkok, Thailand; Nicolai Prytz of Denmark whose office is located in Hanoi, Vietnam; and Uladzimir Baravikou of Belarus whose office is located in Hanoi, Vietnam.

President Thongloun appreciated the foreign ambassadors for their appointment to serve as ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Lao PDR and expressed his hope that during their tenures in Laos they will serve as a bridge to enhance the relations and cooperation between Laos and their respective countries.

The President stated that the government and relevant authorities in Laos are ready to cooperate with and help them achieve their diplomatic tasks.

He called on the foreign diplomats to continue to increase mutual exchange of visits of high ranking officials and people to people exchange between Laos and their motherlands and reaffirmed Laos’ unwavering foreign policy of Peace, Independence, Friendship and Cooperation noting that the Lao PDR is a peace loving country and willing to be friends with all countries, and ready to work with every countries based on principles of mutual respect and mutual benefit for the prosperity of the people, peace and sustainable development in the world.

The President also expressed gratitude to the cooperation, support and assistance the ambassadors’ countries have provided to the Lao PDR over the past years which has contributed significantly to its socio-economic development.

He asked the ambassadors to continue to promote the cooperation on trade and investment between Laos and their respective countries.

He also expected that they will provide assistance and support and cooperation to Laos to help make its chairmanship of ASEAN a success in 2024.

In reply, the foreign diplomats expressed thanks to the President for his warm welcome and expressed their willingness to continue to make sure the sound relations and cooperation between their respective countries and the Lao PDR are better promoted and more successful in the future to bring prosperity to the countries and optimal benefits to their peoples.

Source: Lao News Agency