The Lao diplomat is on a Vietnam visit to co-chair the 7th deputy ministerial-level political consultation with Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu.

At the reception, Minister Bui Thanh Son expressed his delight at the positive and effective development of the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos over the past time.

Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (right) receives Lao Deputy Foreign Minister Phoxay Khaykhamphithoune. (Photo:

He highly valued the outcomes of the cooperation between the two foreign ministries, especially in maintaining regular high-level delegation exchange and bilateral cooperation mechanisms as well as organizing activities of the “Vietnam - Laos, Laos - Vietnam Solidarity and Friendship Year 2022,” the 60th anniversary of Vietnam – Laos diplomatic ties and the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation between the two nations.

The Vietnamese foreign minister suggested that in the coming time, the two sides should continue to closely coordinate to effectively implement the cooperation agreement between the two foreign ministries for the 2021-2025 period and effectively promote the regular consultation mechanisms at ministerial and deputy-ministerial levels, encourage relevant agencies of the two ministries to strengthen information exchange and experience sharing, especially in strategic  studies, economic diplomacy, border affairs, training, and so on.

He emphasized that in the context of complicated regional and global situations, the two sides need to strengthen coordination and support each other at international, regional and sub-regional forums.

For his part, Lao Deputy Foreign Minister Phoxay Khaykhamphithoun applauded achievements of Vietnam’s socio-economic development, affirming that these are great motivation for the Lao national development. He also expressed his delight at seeing the great friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries is increasingly strengthened.

The Lao deputy foreign minister also agreed to accelerate collaboration to foster the bilateral relations in general and the cooperation between the two foreign ministries in particular, especially in economic diplomacy to implement the post-pandemic socio-economic recovery in each country.

The 7th Vietnam - Laos deputy ministerial-level political consultation took place on the same day under the co-chair of Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu and his Lao counterpart Phoxay Khaykhamphithoun.

Translated by Trung Thanh