HCMC marks 40th anniversary of Laos’s National Day

Consulate General of Laos in Ho Chi Minh City organized a solemn ceremony yesterday evening to mark the 40th anniversary of Lao National Day (2nd December, 1975- 2015).
Speaking at the ceremony, Lao Consul General in HCM City Somxay Sanam-Oune stressed: “40 years ago, under the leadership of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, the country harvested great achievements. Annual growth rate in Laos averaged at seven percent year on year”.
At present, Vietnam is one of the three leading foreign investors in Laos. In 2014, around 253 invested projects of Vietnam were licensed with total foreign direct investment (FDI) capital up to US$ 5. 1 billion.
Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Le Hoang Quan affirmed: “The city’s authorities and people have always respected and maintained closely the cooperation relations between HCMC with Vientiane and Champasak province".
On the same day, Union of Friendship Organizations and Vietnam – Laos Friendship Association also organized the 40th anniversary ceremony of National Day of Laos.

By Thuy Vu- Translated by Huyen Huong

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