Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his spouse Tran Nguyet Thu, and a high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese Party and State arrived in Vientiane this morning for a two-day official friendship visit to Laos at the invitation of Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Thongloun Sisoulith.
The visiting Vietnamese State leader was greeted at Wattay International Airport by Deputy Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment Sonexay Siphandone.
The Vietnamese President will have meetings with Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh, National Assembly Chairman Xaysomphone Phomvihane, and a number of former Party and State leaders of the Lao PDR.
He is expected to deliver an important speech at the first extraordinary session of the 9th National Assembly, and attend a ceremony to hand over the NA House – a gift of the Party, State and people of Vietnam – to Laos.
As scheduled, Vietnamese President Phuc will also receive the head of the Lao Front for National Development and the President of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association, and visit the Vietnamese Embassy in Vientiane where he will meet Vietnamese people and businesses in the country.
Such “milestone” visits are expected to continue making the traditional friendship and special solidarity deeper, more practical and effective, while opening up new prospects and goals in the bilateral cooperation.
Source: Lao News Agency