Xi Jinping Exchanges Messages of Congratulations with General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee and Lao President Thongloun Sisoulith on the 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-Laos Diplomatic Relations
Li Keqiang Exchanges Messages of Congratulations with Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh
On April 25, 2021, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee and Lao President Thongloun Sisoulith on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Xi Jinping pointed out in his message that China and Laos are friendly socialist neighbors and an unbreakable community with a shared future. Since the two sides established diplomatic relationship 60 years ago, China and Laos have maintained mutual understanding and enjoyed sincere exchanges, with both sides sticking to the practice and promotion of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, which has brought tangible benefits to the people of both countries, set up a model for inter-state relations, and made positive contributions to pushing ahead the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. After the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, China and Laos have stood together and worked hand in hand to fight the pandemic, vividly illustrating the spirit of a community with a shared future which features supporting each other through thick and thin.
Xi Jinping stressed, I attach great importance to the development of China-Laos bilateral relations, and stand ready to work with General Secretary Thongloun to implement the action plan on the China-Laos community with a shared future as the main line, promote high-level exchanges, strengthen strategic communication, deepen practical cooperation, and consistently promote the building of such a community in the next 60 years, so that the people of the two countries can forever be good neighbors, good friends, good comrades and good partners.
In his message, Thongloun warmly congratulated the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core on its great achievements in promoting the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, and sincerely thanked China for its valuable assistance and vigorous support in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as well as its social and economic development. The Laos-China relations are at their best in history, and Laos is ready to deepen its comprehensive strategic cooperation with China, expand friendly exchanges in various fields and promote sustainable development in building the Laos-China community with a shared future.
On the same day, Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council also exchanged congratulatory messages with Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh. In his message, Li Keqiang said that standing at a new historical starting point, the Chinese side is willing to consolidate political mutual trust with the Lao side, enhance win-win cooperation of mutual benefits, successfully conduct celebratory events for the 60th anniversary of bilateral ties and the Year of China-Laos Friendship, constantly enrich the China-Laos community with a shared future, and inject strong momentum into the comprehensive strategic cooperation with Laos. Phankham said in his message that Laos has always cherished the Laos-China friendly relations, and is willing to carry forward the fine traditions with China, deepen pragmatic cooperation, and make concrete progress in building the Laos-China community with a shared future.