|Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong receives Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh on January 8, 2022, in Hanoi. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA
The Party leader emphasized that Vietnam always attaches importance and the top priority to enhancing the two countries’ special relations. It also consistently and strongly supports the reforms and development of Laos. Applauding the mutual assistance in the pandemic combat, he hailed the importance of the unceasing reinforcement of bilateral relations to each country’s stability and development, as well as to peace and cooperation in the region and the world at large. The Vietnamese leader also underlined the importance of the two Governments’ coordination mechanism and asked both sides to keep advancing their political ties in a substantive manner. The Lao Prime Minister said that the Lao Party, State, and people will do their utmost to maintain and nurture the special Laos - Vietnam relations.