Attending the trip was Major General Nguyen Truong Thang, Commander of Military Region 7; Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Nam, Commander of the HCMC High Command; Vice Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Ngo Minh Chau and representatives of departments of the city.
The visit is part of the activities to celebrate the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2022 as well as the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 45th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation.
It aims to further promote the Vietnam-Laos great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation, and strengthen the implementation of cooperation projects between HCMC and Laotian localities.
The delegation had a meeting with Vietnamese people who are living in Laos and will visit Vientiane Capital, Savannakhet and Champasak provinces.
Vice Mayor of Vientiane, Mr. Phoukhong Bannavong, representatives of departments of Vientiane and Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung received the delegation of Ho Chi Minh City high ranking officials at Wattay International Airport, beginning the five-day official visit to Laos from May 25-29.
On May 26, the delegation had a working session with Laotian leaders at Vientiane , laid a wreath at a monument dedicated to unknown martyrs in Vientiane, and visited the Vientiane-Ho Chi Minh City Friendship High School. Afterwards, Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen and the city’s leaders will have a meeting with Mr. Anouphap Tounalom, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council of Vientiane and Laotian students who studied in HCMC.