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Laos' top leader begins official visit to Vietnam

Laos' top leader begins official visit to Vietnam

Monday, June 28, 2021, 15:50 GMT+7
Laos' top leader begins official visit to Vietnam
Party General Secretary and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith (L) meets Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi, June 28, 2021. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

Party General Secretary and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith arrived in Hanoi on Monday morning to begin his two-day official friendship visit to Vietnam.

The visit was made at the invitation of Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

After landing at Noi Bai International Airport, the top Lao leader, along with his spouse and a delegation of Lao officials, was welcomed by Vo Van Thuong, member of Vietnam’s Politburo, and other high-ranking officials.

Party General Secretary and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith (L) is officially welcomed by Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi, June 28, 2021. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

Party General Secretary and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith (R) is officially welcomed by Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi, June 28, 2021. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

The official welcome ceremony was later organized at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, chaired by State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse.

General Secretary Sisoulith then joined talks with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and witnessed the signing of many important documents.

This is his first trip to Vietnam as Lao Party General Secretary and President for the 2021-26 tenure.

Party General Secretary and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith joins talks with Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi, June 28, 2021. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

Party General Secretary and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith joins talks with Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi, June 28, 2021. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

The trip is aimed at implementing consistent foreign policies between Laos and Vietnam to promote their great friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation.

It also provides an opportunity for the two countries to further exchange experience in national development and accelerate the effective implementation of bilateral agreements.

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