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Date 15/04/2020-13:34:00 PM
Minister Nguyen Chi Dung celebrates Lao traditional Bunpimay holiday
(MPI) - On the occasion of the Traditional Bunpimay of Lao People's Democratic Republic in 2020, on April 15, 2020, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, Chairman of Vietnam - Laos Cooperation Committee and some officials from the Ministry of Planning and Investment visited Lao Embassy in Vietnam to celebrate the Bunpimay. Attending the delegation was Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Trung, Vice Chairman of Vietnam - Laos Cooperation Committee.
Minister Nguyen Chi Dung and Ambassador Sengphet Houngboungnuang. Photo: Mai Phuong (MPI)

Ambassador Sengphet Houngboungnuang thanked Minister Nguyen Chi Dung and officials of the Ministry of Planning and Investment for congratulating and sharing his joy on the occasion of Lao traditional New Year, showing the close affection between the Party and People of the two countries being built and cultivated over the ages.

Ambassador Sengphet Houngboungnuang expressed his thanks to the Government and People of Vietnam for their generous support to the Government and People of Laos in the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic. This shows the special relationship between the two Peoples, the precious tradition of mutual support and solidarity in difficult circumstances as well as the noble international responsibility of Vietnam in the context of the current disease.

"Vietnam still gives assistance and share difficulties with the Lao people especially in the context of facing obstacles and challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic," Ambassador Sengphet Houngboungnuang said.

Minister Nguyen Chi Dung congratulated Ambassador Sengphet Houngboungnuang on his new position in Vietnam and believed that the Ambassador would fulfill the assigned tasks, making an important contribution to bringing the bilateral relationship to a high level. He expected the Lao Embassy in Vietnam to continue closer cooperation to enhance the great friendship and special solidarity between the two countries.

Minister Nguyen Chi Dung appreciated the cooperation between Vietnam and Laos and expressed his joy at seeing that Laos had achieved many comprehensive achievements on all aspects over the past years despite many difficulties. Vietnam - Laos relationship is developing better and better. Especially, the mechanism of Intergovernmental Committee between Vietnam and Laos acting as a focal point to urge deployment of cooperative activities between the two countries already yielded practical results.

As the standing agency of Vietnam - Laos cooperation, the Ministry of Planning and Investment always attaches great importance to, appreciates and wishes to promote cooperation with Laos, and is always willing to provide assistance for Laos in a carefree and responsible manner.

Minister Nguyen Chi Dung said that the Vietnam - Laos Cooperation Committee was actively organizing the implementation of the Agreement on Vietnam - Laos Cooperation Plan 2020 to promote Vietnam - Laos relations to become more practical and effective. He also said that that the Ministry was expected to hold an Investment Promotion Conference in Laos in order to attract Vietnamese investors to invest in Laos in the coming period, accelerating Vietnam's aid projects into effective operation and preparing investment projects for the next 5 years.

The group of Vietnam’s macroeconomic consultants chaired by the Ministry of Planning and Investment undertook a visit to Laos to study and make recommendations on mechanisms, policies, governance and economic administration.

Minister Nguyen Chi Dung emphasized that the Covid-19 pandemic was very complicated and Vietnam was considered by the international community to be a successful country in the early stages of disease prevention. In addition to maintaining implementation of epidemic prevention measures, Vietnam is developing scenarios to revive the economy after the epidemic ends.

Minister Nguyen Chi Dung awarded the aid to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic. Photo: Mai Phuong (MPI)

On this occasion, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung transferred to the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Laos (Laos - Vietnam Cooperation Committee) an amount of 10,000 USD which is the support amount of the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam (Vietnam - Laos cooperation committee) to join hands with Laos in combating the Covid-19 pandemic, overcoming difficulties, controlling the pandemic and stabilizing the socio-economic development.

On the occasion of Lao traditional New Year, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung conveyed his best wishes to the People of Laos and the Embassy of Laos’s officials in Vietnam to have a happy and successful New Year. He also expressed his belief that Laos would continue to achieve greater achievements in the new year under the leadership of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party./.

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