The Lao PM is accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Naitonal Defence Chansamone Chanyalath; Deputy PM, Minister of Planning and Investment and Chairman of the Laos – Vietnam Cooperation Committee Sonexay Siphandone; Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith, and other ministers and officials.

Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh (front, center) arrives at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on January 8 morning.

It is the first visit by a foreign high-ranking leader to Vietnam this year, showing determination of the two countries’ leaders in promoting Vietnam – Laos special ties and effectively carrying out the Vietnam – Laos Joint Statement in June 2021.

It is also the first meaningful event within the framework of the Vietnam – Laos, Laos – Vietnam Year of Solidarity and Friendship in order to further tighten bilateral special relationship.

Source: VNA