Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith inspect the guard of honour at the welcome ceremony in Hanoi on June 28 (Photo: VNA)
– General Secretary of the Lao
People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun
Sisoulith, his spouse and a Lao Party and State high-level delegation were
welcomed to Vietnam at an official ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi
on June 28 morning chaired by State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse.
Also present at the event were permanent member of the
Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Vo Van Thuong, head of the Party Central
Committee’s Commission for Organisation Truong Thi Mai, Vice Chairman of the
National Assembly Tran Thanh Man, Minister of National Defence Phan Van Giang,
and Minister of Public Security To Lam, among others.
The welcome ceremony in Hanoi on June 28 (Photo: VNA)
It is first overseas trip by Thongloun Sisoulith in his
capacity as Lao Party General Secretary and President for the 2021 – 2026 term.
The visit aims to implement consistent foreign policy
Laos and Vietnam in reserving and promoting the great friendship, special
solidarity and comprehensive cooperation of the two countries.
It also provides an opportunity for the two countries to
further exchange experience in development and accelerate the effective implementation
of bilateral agreements in 2021 and beyond.
Following the welcome ceremony, the Lao leader and General
Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong will have talks./.