President Nguyen Xuan Phuc presided over the welcoming ceremony for the General Secretary, President of Laos
Senior officials greeting the Lao President, General Secretary included Politburo members: permanent member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)’s Secretariat Vo Van Thuong, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Head of the Central Organization Committee Truong Thi Mai; Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Tran Thanh Man; Minister of Defense Phan Van Giang; Minister of Public Security To Lam and leaders of central departments, ministries and agenices.
The official friendship visit to Vietnam by General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic Thongloun Sisoulith and his spouse whitin two days (June 28-29) is a meaningful event, contributing to affirming the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and General Secretary and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith held talks and witnessed the signing ceremony of cooperation documents
After the welcome ceremony, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and General Secretary, President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith held talks and witnessed the signing ceremony of high-level cooperation documents between the two countries. Signed cooperation documents included Agreement on strategic cooperation between Vietnam - Laos in the period of 2021-2030; Bilateral cooperation Agreement between Vietnam and Laos for the period of 2021-2025; Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam and the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Laos; Cooperation Agreement between the Central Office of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Central Office of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party for the period of 2021-2025;
Culture, art and tourism cooperation plan between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos for the period of 2021-2025; The plan on cooperation in the field of information between the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos; Cooperation agreement between the Central Committee for Mass Mobilization of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Central Committee of the Lao Front for National Construction in the 2021-2025 period.
Mr. Thonglun Sisoulith chose Vietnam as the first country to visit as General Secretary and President of Laos for the 2021-2026 term, showing that the Lao People's Revolutionary Party attaches great importance to and wishes to cultivate the special friendly relations, the solidarity which has been challenged through time, throughout history against the common enemy of the two Parties and States of Vietnam and Laos; continuing to affirm the relationship of closeness, trust, loyalty, purity. It was also an opportunity for leaders of the two countries to exchange experiences in socio-economic development, and to take effective measures to promote high-level agreements between the two Parties and States in 2021 and the following years.
In a friendly atmosphere, the two countries' senior leaders shared their trust in the socio-economic development situation and the implementation of foreign affairs in each country over the past time; at the same time, openly and extensively exchanged directions and measures to consolidate and strengthen the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos in the coming time. The two sides affirmed to continue to support each other on national defense and development, both within the bilateral framework as well as at regional and international forums.
Also during this visit, General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and Lao PDR President Thongloun Sisoulith will have a meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh; National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and had meetings with former leaders of the Party and State of Vietnam, visited and spoke at the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics; Meeting with the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front and leaders of the Vietnam - Laos Friendship Association, the Liaison Committee of the Association of former Vietnamese volunteer military experts in Laos.
At the end of his working visit to Vietnam, General Secretary and President of Lao PDR Thongloun Sisoulith expressed his joy and excitement at the warm and sincere welcome from Vietnam. Also, he expressed his deep gratitude to the Party, State and people of Vietnam for always accompanying and helping the people of Lao ethnic groups during the past time./.