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Ceremony held to mark 60th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties

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A national-level ceremony to mark the 60th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Laos (September 5, 1962 – 2022) and the 45th year of the singing of the bilateral Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977 – 2022) was opened solemnly in the capital city of Hanoi this morning. 
This is a key activity of the Vietnam – Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2022 and an important milestone of the friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries. Moreover, this is a plentiful opportunity for the two nations to review the heroic historical period of the Vietnam-Laos solidarity alliance.

Besides, this activity contributes to strengthening the propaganda about the importance of Vietnam - Laos relations to the people of the two countries, especially to the young generations. 

Attending the event was General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and leaders, former leaders of the Party and State along with representatives of former Vietnamese volunteers, veterans and military experts who had supported the Lao revolution, Vietnamese youth and Laotian students in Vietnam.
On the Laotian side, there was the presence of Vice President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic Bounthong Chitmany and a high-ranking delegation of the Lao Party and State.
Speaking at the celebration, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong emphasized that the Vietnamese are forever engraved in memory of the advice of  President Ho Chi Minh,  President Kaysone Phomvihane and President Souphanouvong on the friendly relations between Vietnam and Laos.

Reviewing the memories of the precious friendship between the Party, State and people of the two countries, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong stated that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Lao People's Revolutionary Party, the people of the two countries supported together in the first days with plentiful difficulties to protect and build the socialism in each country; and helped each other in socio-economic recovery after the war to step-by-step establish and develop cooperation ties in fields of economy, culture, society, education and training, national defense, security, foreign affairs, and so on.

The General Secretary affirmed again that Vietnam and Laos are not only good neighbors but also two special brother countries having a great longstanding friendship. 

The Vietnamese Party, State and people have always been concerned with and are proud of the great achievements in the historical periods that the Laotian Party, State and people reached in the glorious revolutionary career.

With these advantages, Vietnam and Laos need to tighten special solidarity and boost comprehensive cooperation ties and traditional friendly relationships between the two countries. 

Moreover, Vietnam desires the neighboring country would continue to foster political trust, promote security and defense cooperation and connectivity between the two economies, and improve the quality of education and training cooperation.

Vice President of Laos Bounthong Chitmany emphasized that Laos and Vietnam have entered a new era of peace, independence and development towards prosperity which would be a foundation for deepening the cooperative ties between the two countries.

The Laotian Party, State and people have always been steadfast and responsible for the development of the great traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation ties between the two nations.
Some photos of the ceremony this morning:
Ceremony held to mark 60th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties ảnh 1 General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and Vietnamese and Lao leaders attend the ceremony.
Ceremony held to mark 60th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties ảnh 2 General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong shakes hands with delegates at the ceremony.
Ceremony held to mark 60th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties ảnh 3 Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong delivers a speech at the ceremony to celebrate the 60th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Laos (September 5, 1962 – 2022).
Ceremony held to mark 60th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties ảnh 4 An art performance at the celebration
Ceremony held to mark 60th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties ảnh 5 Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Vice President of Laos Bounthong Chitmany and former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh at the ceremony.
Ceremony held to mark 60th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties ảnh 6 General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong shakes hands with Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen at the event.
Ceremony held to mark 60th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties ảnh 7 Vice President of Laos Bounthong Chitmany speaks at the ceremony.
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By Tran Binh, Quoc Khanh- Translated by Huyen Huong

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