57 years of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties

Over the past 57 years, the Vietnam-Laos traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation have been consolidated and developed intensively and extensively.

Party General Secretary Le Duan and Prime Minister Pham Van Dong present the Lao Party Central Committee and Government a cloth canopy embroidered with President Ho Chi Minh’s verses “Vietnam and Laos, our two countries have a friendship deeper than the Hong Ha and Cuu Long rivers” during their official visit to Laos, July 15-18, 1977 (Photo: VNA)

Party General Secretary Le Duan and Prime Minister Pham Van Dong present the Lao Party Central Committee and Government a cloth canopy embroidered with President Ho Chi Minh’s verses “Vietnam and Laos, our two countries have a friendship deeper than the Hong Ha and Cuu Long rivers” during their official visit to Laos, July 15-18, 1977 (Photo: VNA)

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong meets Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachit who is visiting Vietnam, Hanoi, August 9, 2019 (Photo: VNA)

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong meets Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachit who is visiting Vietnam, Hanoi, August 9, 2019 (Photo: VNA)

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visits and extends Bunpimay new year’s greetings to Laos, April, 12, 2014 (Photo: VNA)

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visits and extends Bunpimay new year’s greetings to Laos, April, 12, 2014 (Photo: VNA)

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and her Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou attend the opening ceremony of the second Vietnam-Laos border area culture, sports and tourism exchange in Son La, July 5, 2017 (Photo: VNA)

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and her Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou attend the opening ceremony of the second Vietnam-Laos border area culture, sports and tourism exchange in Son La, July 5, 2017 (Photo: VNA)

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and her Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou co-chair a workshop to share experience in management decentralisation from the central to the grassroots levels, Hanoi March 7, 2017 (Photo: VNA)

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and her Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou co-chair a workshop to share experience in management decentralisation from the central to the grassroots levels, Hanoi March 7, 2017 (Photo: VNA)

Opening ceremony of an exhibition on Vietnam-Laos relations hosted by Vietnam News Agency, December 6, 2017 (Photo: VNA)

Opening ceremony of an exhibition on Vietnam-Laos relations hosted by Vietnam News Agency, December 6, 2017 (Photo: VNA)

 Border guards of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia conduct border marker salute ceremony as part of the joint border patrol programme (Photo: VNA)

Border guards of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia conduct border marker salute ceremony as part of the joint border patrol programme (Photo: VNA)

Ho Chi Minh City’s volunteer doctors provide medical check-ups for disadvantaged people in Tang Doi village, Dak Chung district, Sekong province (Laos) (Photo: VNA)

Ho Chi Minh City’s volunteer doctors provide medical check-ups for disadvantaged people in Tang Doi village, Dak Chung district, Sekong province (Laos) (Photo: VNA)

An exchange programme between Vietnam-Laos historical witnesses, Lao Bao town, Quang Tri province, September 9, 2009 (Photo: VNA)

An exchange programme between Vietnam-Laos historical witnesses, Lao Bao town, Quang Tri province, September 9, 2009 (Photo: VNA)

 
Vietnam’s major exports to Laos include petrol, oil, steel, means of transport, cement, confectionary and cereal products. Vietnam is Laos’ third largest trade partner, after Thailand and China (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam’s major exports to Laos include petrol, oil, steel, means of transport, cement, confectionary and cereal products. Vietnam is Laos’ third largest trade partner, after Thailand and China (Photo: VNA)

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The Ministry of Transport and Quang Tri province organise a ceremony to implement the GMS-CBTA on the East-West corridor at Lao Bao international border gate (Quang Tri), June 11, 2009 (Photo: VNA)

The Ministry of Transport and Quang Tri province organise a ceremony to implement the GMS-CBTA on the East-West corridor at Lao Bao international border gate (Quang Tri), June 11, 2009 (Photo: VNA)

Son Lao people visits the Vietnam-Laos revolutionary relic site in Lao Kho village, Phieng Khoai commune, Yen Chau district, one of the first revolutionary base along the Vietnam-Laos border where late President of Laos Kaysone Phomvihane receives great support from local people during the time here (Photo: VNA)

Son Lao people visits the Vietnam-Laos revolutionary relic site in Lao Kho village, Phieng Khoai commune, Yen Chau district, one of the first revolutionary base along the Vietnam-Laos border where late President of Laos Kaysone Phomvihane receives great support from local people during the time here (Photo: VNA)

The Vietnam-Laos revolutionary relic site in Lao Kho village (Photo: VNA)

The Vietnam-Laos revolutionary relic site in Lao Kho village (Photo: VNA)

Office of the LaoViet bank in Laos (Photo: VNA)

Office of the LaoViet bank in Laos (Photo: VNA)

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