Wood chips loaded at Vung Anh Port in the central province of Ha Tinh. — Photo haiquanonline.com.vn Results of cooperation between the Ministries of Planning and Investment, as well as the Cooperation Committees of Laos and Viet Nam in recent years have made important contributions to the development of the two countries’ relations, Lao Minister of Planning and Investment Khamjane Vongxa said on Friday. In an interview granted to the media of both countries, Minister Khamjane stated that 2022 is a year of great historical significance when the Lao Party, army and people are co-ordinating with the Vietnamese side in carrying out many practical activities to celebrate the Laos-Viet Nam Friendship and Solidarity Year marking 60 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations and 45 years of the signing of the Treaty on Amity and Co-operation between the two countries. In 2021, despite complicated developments in the regional and world situations, the bilateral great friendship, … [Read more...] about Cooperation in planning, investment helps boost Laos-Viet Nam ties: Lao minister
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NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (eighth from left) presents a gift to a representative of the Lao - Viet Bank on May 15. (Photo: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue visited the Lao - Viet Bank (LVB), the commercial representative of the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) in Laos, in Vientiane on May 15. LVB was established on June 22, 1999 and had charter capital of 791.3 billion LAK (100 million USD at the date of capital contribution). Present in nine of the 18 provinces and cities in Laos, it is Vietnam’s leading commercial bank and also one of the three largest financial institutions in the country, with total assets currently approximating 1.1 billion USD - ranking third in the local banking system. Speaking highly of the bank’s development over the last 23 years, Chairman Hue, who is paying an official visit to Laos, said BIDV should help promote investment and give advice to Vietnamese … [Read more...] about NA Chairman visits Lao – Viet Bank in Vientiane
Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue is welcomed at Wattay international airport in Vientiane, Laos. (Photo: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – Pasaxon, the organ of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRD), has published an article on the official visit to Laos by Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, describing the trip as an important event in the history of the two countries’ traditional relations. visit takes place in the context that the two countries are preparing to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations (September 5, 1962 - September 5, 2022) and the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977 - July 18, 2022) and the Laos - Vietnam Solidarity and Friendship Year 2022. VNA … [Read more...] about Lao newspaper spotlights Vietnamese NA Chairman’s official visit
At the event, the Vietnamese PM congratulated Laos on the positive results in the country’s fight against COVID-19 and reopening, and highly valued the two countries’ sound cooperation in the bilateral framework as well as at regional and international forums. The Lao PM spoke highly of Vietnam’s important achievements in the recent time, especially in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control and promptly reopening its borders for socio-economic recovery and development, and thanked Vietnam for cooperation and support for Laos over the years. The two PMs rejoiced at the stable development of the Vietnam-Laos great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation. Since the start of 2022, the countries have exchanged delegations at all levels, notably an official visit to Vietnam by the Lao PM in January. They have collaborated in effective implementing high-level agreements and those adopted at the 44th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee chaired by the … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets Lao counterpart in U.S.
The three-day visit is being made at the invitation of President of the Lao National Assembly Xaysomphone Phomvihane. Hue is being accompanied by N.A. Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Hai; N.A. Secretary General and Head of the N.A. Office Bui Van Cuong; Chairman of the N.A. Committee for External Relations Vu Hai Ha; Chairman of the N.A. Council for Ethnic Affairs Y Thanh Ha Nie K'dam; Chairman of the N.A. Economic Committee Vu Hong Thanh; and Chairman of the N.A. Committee for Defense and Security Le Tan Toi, among others. Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung and the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos, and representatives of the Vietnamese community welcomed Hue and the high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese legislature at the airport. Representatives from the Lao side at the welcome ceremony were Vice President of the Lao N.A. Sommad Pholsena, Chairman of the Lao N.A.’s Committee for Foreign Affairs Sanya Praseuth, and N.A. Deputy Secretary General Bounthan Bounvilay. … [Read more...] about N.A. Chairman arrives in Vientiane, beginning official visit to Laos
Thailand (in blue) defeat Laos 5-0 (Photo: VNA) Quang Ninh – Thailand thrashed Laos 5-0 in the last match of Group B in women's football at the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) on May 15 at Cam Pha stadium in the northern province of Quang Ninh. Thailand’s Rodthong opened the score in the 17th minute. The net of the Lao side was also rocked in the 43rd, 57th, 60th and 85th minutes. After three matches, Thailand fetched 7 points to top Group B while Laos was still empty-handed. With this win, Thailand advanced to the semi-finals and will face the Philippines who come second in Group A. The remaining match of the semi-finals will see the competition of Vietnam that tops Group A and Myanmar. Both matches will take place at Cam Pha stadium on May 18. Earlier on May 14, Vietnam routed Cambodia with a 7-0 win, helping the team complete the qualifying round at the top of Group A. VNA … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Thailand defeat Laos 5-0, advancing to semi-finals of women’s football