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Lao leaders welcome Hanoi-Vientiane strong bond

Laos is seeking Hanoi's expertise for its development of localities in the future.

Lao leaders have expressed their delight at the strong bond between Hanoi and Vientiane, which lay the foundation for further bilateral relations.

 Hanoi Party chief Dinh Tien Dung and the General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Thongloun Sisoulith. Source: VNA

The sentiment was shared at the meetings between the Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung and the General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister Phankham Viphavan, and Chairman of the National Assembly Xaysomphone Phomvihane on April 4.

During these meetings, the Hanoi Party chief sent sincere greetings from leaders of the Lao Party and Government and congratulated the country for its significant socio-economic achievements in the past years.

At talks with General Secretary Thongloun Sisoulith, Dung informed the host country leader of the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Hanoi-Vientiane cooperation in the 2022-2025 period, which serves as the basis for future cooperation between the two capital cities in the coming time.

“Hanoi always gives its highest priority to promoting the friendship and cooperation with Laos provinces/cities, especially Vientiane,” Dung said.

For his part, Sisoulith welcomed the visit of Hanoi’s high-level delegation to Vientiane on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations, and the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Cooperation Treaty.

 Dung and Lao Prime Minister Phamkham Viphavan.

Sisoulith highlighted the importance of legal documents signed between the two cities, which would continue to deepen the traditional and special friendship between Laos and Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Phamkham Viphavan highly regarded the strong relations between Hanoi and Vientiane in the past years, calling for Hanoi to share experience in state governance for the development of Laos localities in the future.

 The Hanoi party chief and National Assembly Chairman Xaysomphone Phomvihane. 

In another meeting, National Assembly Chairman Xaysomphone Phomvihane thanked Hanoi for its substantial support for the provinces/cities of Laos, especially the support from the Hanoi People’s Council to its counterpart of Vientiane in the law-making process, supervision, and the operation of the city-level elected bodies.