A meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 30 to mark the 60th founding anniversary of the Vietnam-Laos diplomatic relations (September 5, 1962-2022) and 45 years of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977-2022).
Nen said that over the past 45 years, the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation has served as an important foundation and framework for the two countries to expand and deepen their friendship and all-round partnership.
Over the past 60 years, despite changes in the world situation and international relations, the brotherhood, sincere friendship, loyal comradeship and great solidarity of the two Parties, countries and peoples have grown strongly, he said.
Nen expressed belief that the partnership between Vietnam and Laos in general and the collaboration between Ho Chi Minh City and Lao localities will be evergreen.
On behalf of Lao localities, Governor of Savannakhet province Santiphap Phomvihan affirmed that the ties between Vietnam and Laos, founded and fostered by President Ho Chi Minh and President Kaysone Phomvihane, have become a priceless asset and an existence and development rule of both countries and a decisive factor of the success of the revolution in each country.
The Party, State and people of Laos always remember that on every battlefield in Laos, there is the sweat and blood of Vietnamese experts and volunteer soldiers mixed with blood and sweat of Lao soldiers and people, he said.
Earlier, leaders of Ho Chi Minh City, Laos’ Vientiane and Champasak and Savannakhet provinces paid floral tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at the late leader’s monument in Nguyen Hue Street, and visited an exhibition on political, economic, social and cultural activities of Vietnam, Laos, HCM City and Lao localities over the past 60 years.
Also on August 30, the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association of Hanoi convened its fifth congress for the 2022-2027 tenure. The congress elected a standing board with 35 members led by Chu Hong Minh, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Hanoi.