The Ministry of Public Security on March 22 held a ceremony to mark its six decades of sending experts to Laos (March 22, 1961 - 2021) to help the nation in ensuring political security and social order and safety.
Minister of Public Security General To Lam addresses the event (Photo: VNA)
Speaking at the event, Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Sengphet Houngboungnuang highlighted the important contributions of Vietnamese public security experts in building a strong public security force of Laos during the period.
He affirmed the successful cooperation between the Vietnamese and Lao public security ministries has helped ensure political stability and social safety and order, creating favourable conditions for socio-economic and cultural development in both nations.
Minister of Public Security General To Lam took the occasion to thank the Lao Government, State, and people for their support for and collaboration with Vietnamese experts in completing their missions for the sake of the two countries' people.
Minister of Public Security General To Lam handing over certificate of merits to public security experts in Lao (Photo: VNA)
He also thanked the generations of experts for excellently fulfilling their assigned tasks and hoped they would continue making contributions to the two nations’ revolutionary causes.
Lam noted that the effective and comprehensive cooperation between the two ministries will be further expanded across all areas in the future, particularly in building forces and providing equipment and tools serving the work of ensuring national security and social order and safety of each country, as reported by Vietnam Plus.
Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Sengphet Houngboungnuang speaking at the event (Photo: VNA)
The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee sent a letter of greetings to the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) on the occasion of the Lao Party’s 66th founding anniversary (March 22, 1955-2021).
In the message, the CPV Central Committee writes the Vietnamese Party and people are delighted at great achievements gained by the Lao Party and people in the past struggle for national liberation and the current renewal, and national building and safeguarding.
Vietnam believes that under the leadership of the LPRP, Laos will gain new and greater achievements in its renewal process, successfully implement targets set out in its 11th National Party Committee’s Resolution, and successfully build a socialist-oriented State of peace, independence, democracy, unification and prosperity, wrote the letter.
The Vietnamese Party, State and people always treasure and bear in mind the great, valuable and effective support of the Lao Party, State and people, and will do their utmost to, together with the Lao side, maintain, protect and develop the bilateral special solidarity, for the interests of the two peoples, and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world, wrote the letter.The Vietnam-Laos great friendship, special solidarity and all-round cooperation, nurtured and developed by late Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane and generations of the two countries’ leaders and peoples, have been continuously consolidated and deepened in all fields, thus contributing practically to each country’s renewal, and national building and safeguarding, it said.
Meanwhile, on March 20, the National Assembly Building, which is a gift from the Vietnamese Party, State and people, was handed over to the Lao legislature.
The National Assembly Building, which is a gift from the Vietnamese Party, State and people, was handed over to the Lao legislature at a ceremony held on March 20.
The hand-over was made on time to serve the first session of the 9th Lao National Assembly.
The National Assembly Building is a gift from the Vietnamese Party, State and people for the Lao legislature. Photo: VNA
The ceremony was attended by Vietnamese Minister of Construction Le Quang Hung; Vice Chairman of the Lao National Assembly Somphanh Phengkhammy; and Major General Nguyen Quoc Dung, Commander of the Army Corps 11, the general contractor of the project. Vice Chairman of the Lao NA and head of the steering committee for the new NA Building project Somphanh Phengkhammy appreciated the efforts of the project’s management board, the investor and related units, particularly the general contractor – Army Corps 11 of Vietnam.
He stressed that despite the great impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the supply of materials and equipment as well as the sending of technical staff to the construction site, the contractor’s workers had worked around the clock to ensure the progress of the project.