Viet Nam News -HÀ NỘI — General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos, Bounnhang Volachith, will pay an official friendly visit to Việt Nam on April 25-27.
General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos, Bounnhang Volachith. — VNS Photo
The visit, which is made at the invitation of Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and President Trần Đại Quang, is the first overseas trip by Bounnhang Volachith as Lao Party General Secretary and President for 2016-2020.
It aims to affirm the solidarity and mutual trust between the Vietnamese Party, State and people and their Lao counterparts, as well as Việt Nam’s strong and comprehensive support for the reform process as well as national defence and construction in the neighbouring country.
During the visit, the two sides are due to discuss measures to accelerate the implementation of high-level agreements reached by the two Parties and States.
Việt Nam-Laos relations have been thriving in all fields. Politically, the two countries have coordinated with each other in organising visits and meetings between Party and State leaders, as well as experiencing exchanges between ministries, agencies and localities.
Apart from three theoretical conferences between the two parties, they have joined hands in marking major celebrations of the two countries.
In the sphere of national defence, security and diplomacy, joint efforts have been channeled to actualising protocols between the two Defence and Public Security ministries, and an agreement in border management.
They have completed a project on increasing and upgrading border markers, and inked a protocol on the borderline and national border markers and an agreement on land border and border gate management regulations. — VNS