Xi Jinping calls to congratulate Thong Lun on his election as Lao President

Li Keqiang calls to congratulate Pankan on his election as Prime Minister of Laos

  Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, March 23. On March 23, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and President of the State, called Thong Lun, General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, to congratulate him on his election as President of Laos.

  In his congratulatory message, Xi Jinping pointed out that China and Laos are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations 60 years ago, the relationship between the two parties and the two countries has surpassed the wind and waves and has become stronger over time.

In recent years, the traditional friendship between China and Laos has achieved new development, strategic mutual trust has been improved, pragmatic cooperation has taken new steps, and bilateral relations have entered a new era of building a community with a shared future.

Since last year, we have joined hands in fighting the new crown pneumonia epidemic, vividly interpreting the spirit of the community of shared future between China and Laos, and consolidating and deepening the brotherly friendship.

  Xi Jinping emphasized that the world today is facing major changes unseen in a century, and China-Laos relations are in a critical period of linking the past and the future.

I attach great importance to the development of China-Laos relations, and I am willing to work with General Secretary Tonglun and President of the State to further consolidate and expand the comprehensive strategic cooperation between China and Laos, enhance the well-being and friendship of the two peoples, and push the building of a community with a shared future between China and Laos to new heights.

Chart: Xi Jinping sent a call to congratulate Tong Lun on his election as Lao President, Xinhua News Agency reporter Qin Ying

  On the same day, Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council called to congratulate Pan Khan on his election as Prime Minister of the Lao Government and expressed his willingness to work with Prime Minister Pan Khan to continuously enrich the connotation of comprehensive strategic cooperation and promote the construction of a China-Laos community with a shared future.