(MPI) - On December 1st, 2021, Deputy Minister Vo Thanh Thong led the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s delegation to visit the Lao Embassy in Vietnam to extend congratulations on the 46th National Day of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR) (from December 2nd, 1975 to December 2nd, 2021).
Participants of the delegation were Nguyen Thi Thu Lan, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee; Pham Hoang Mai, Director General of Department of Foreign Economic Relations, and Nguyen Van Thanh, Head of the Department for Cooperation with Laos and Cambodia.
At the meeting, on behalf of the MPIand the Vietnam - Laos Cooperation Committee, Deputy Minister Vo Thanh Thong warmly congratulated Ambassador Sengphet Houngboungnuang, officials and employees of the Lao Embassy in Vietnam on the 46th National Day of the LPDR. He also emphasized that leaders of the Party, State and People of Vietnam and Laos always promote the traditional relations, great frienship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation although both countries have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deputy Minister Vo Thanh Thong had pleasure of the close cooperation between the MPI and the Lao Embassy in Vietnam over the past time. The two sides have effectively coordinated to implement the agreements at the 43rd session of the Inter-governmental Committee on Bilateral Cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, especially the expert delegation from the two countries will organize a meeting to prepare contents for the 44th session on the 3rd and 4th of December, 2021.
Ambassador Sengphet Houngboungnuang expressed his gratitude towards the close affection of the Party, State and People of Vietnam for Laos, and said that Vietnam and Laos always support each other, especially in the implementation of renovation and development. He also expressed that belief, amity and cooperation among the Lao Embassy, the MPI and the Laos - Vietnam Cooperation Committee will gradually develop./.
Ministry of Planning and Investment