Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh made a phone call to the new Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on April 6 to offer his congratulations.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh
made a phone call to the new Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on April
6 to offer his congratulations.
The Lao PM earlier sent a message of congratulations to Chinh on
the call, PM Phankham Viphavanh said he believes PM Chinh will excellently
fulfill his important missions assigned to him by the Vietnamese Party, State
PM Chinh said he wishes to work closely with the Lao PM to
continuously strengthen and develop the great friendship, special solidarity
and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.
The two PMs rejoiced at the continued cooperation between the
two countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and agreed to collaborate more
closely to respond to common challenges and mobilise international resources
for each country’s socio-economic development as well as for bilateral
They agreed to work to improve the efficiency of the
coordination between the two governments so as to well implement high-level
agreements and outcomes of the 43rd meeting of the Vietnam-Laos
Inter-governmental Committee, as well as to enhance cooperation across the
fields, from defence-security, trade-investment, transport, to
education-training, people-to-people exchange and local partnerships.
The two government leaders also vowed to closely coordinate and
support each other at multilateral forums, especially ASEAN and the Greater Mekong Sub-region frameworks. Besides, the two sides will also work together to organize
activities to mark the 60th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic
relations and 45th anniversary of the two countries’ friendship and amity
treaty in 2022.
The two PMs took the occasion to invite each other to visit
their respective countries. PM Chinh extended his warm greetings to Lao leaders
and people on the occasion of their traditional Bunpimay festival./.