Secretary of the Hoa Binh Party Committee Bui Van Tinh (R) and Lao Vice President Phankham Viphavanh (Source: VNA)
The visit coincided with the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of signing the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation. At a meeting with provincial leaders, Mr. Phankham Viphavanh expressed his wish to learn from Hoa Binh experience to boost the development of localities in the two countries and the bilateral relationship.
The Vice President agreed to the construction, preservation, and protection of a national historical relic site where the preparatory meeting for the second Congress of the Lao People’s Party (now the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party) took place in December, 1971. He said that he will instruct different bodies in Laos to supply information and documents on Laos and its relationship with Hoa Binh to be displayed at the site.