Lao President Arrives in Hanoi on Friendship Visit

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Lao President Choummaly Sayasone has arrived in Hanoi for a three-day visit at the head of a high-level delegation.

Choummaly, who also serves as general secretary of Laos' ruling Communist Party, is visiting Vietnam at the invitation of Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang.

He is accompanied by a number of senior Lao officials, including Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Thoonglun Sisulit. The visit, which ends Wednesday, was described by official media as a “friendship visit.”