President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Lao Minister of Public Security Gen. Vilay Lakhamphong in Hanoi on January 10. (Photo: VNA)
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception in Hanoi on January 10 for Lao Minister
of Public Security Gen. Vilay Lakhamphong, during which he appreciated the latter's efforts to promote the special and precious traditional ties
between the Parties and States, including between their ministries of public
Stressing the great
friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam
and Laos, the President hailed defence - security cooperation as a pillar in
He spoke highly of the two
ministries’ coordination outcomes and cooperation orientations, noting that the
Party and State of Vietnam always create favourable conditions for the
Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security to boost frequent and effective ties
with its Lao counterpart, especially in crime fight and personnel training.
President Phuc expressed his
hope that they will enhance close and practical cooperation to concurrently
deal with strategic issues and work together in combating cyber and drug crimes
and improving professional capacity.
As the two countries will
mark the 60th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2022,
he asked their public security forces to increase joint activities so as to
develop result-oriented cooperation and turn it into an exemplar of bilateral relations.
For his part, Vilay
informed his host about the outcomes of the earlier talks with his
Vietnamese counterpart Gen. To Lam.
He thanked the Vietnamese
Party, State, and Ministry of Public Security for their precious support for
Laos, especially in the trying times.
In the time ahead, the two ministries
will step up the crackdown on crimes, particularly drug crime; strengthen coordination
to ensure security - order in areas along the shared borderline; guarantee social order
and safety to promote investment projects, including those from Vietnam, in
Laos; and boost education of younger generations on the countries’ special friendship,
according to the minister./.