Lao PM’s visit to enhance bilateral partnership in 2022: Vietnamese Ambassador
The upcoming Việt Nam visit by Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh during January 8-10, the first by the Lao leader in his position, will help reinforce the bilateral ties and create motivation for their comprehensive partnership in 2022, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyễn Bá Hùng has said.
Speaking to Vietnam News Agency on the occasion of the visit, the diplomat said the visit shows the neighbouring country’s consistent foreign policy as well as the determination of both sides in further promoting the bilateral special ties and the joint statement issued last June.
He noted that the special and unique relationship between Việt Nam and Laos has been growing despite the impacts of COVID-19, with deepened ties in politics, security-defence, economy, science-technology, culture, education-training. Two-way trade rose about 14 per cent in 2021, he added.