Prime Minister (PM) Nguyen Xuan Phuc
on April 13th extended his greetings over the phone to Lao PM Thongloun
Sisoulith and Cambodian PM Samdech Techo Hun Sen on the occasion of the two
neighbouring countries’ traditional New Year festival.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VNA)
During his phone calls, PM Phuc also
conveyed New Year wishes from General Secretary of the Communist Party of
Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Chairwoman of the National Assembly
Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and people of Vietnam to leaders of the parties, states,
governments, parliaments and people of Laos and Cambodia.
He believed that Lao and Cambodian
people would continue to obtain greater achievements in the new year.
The PMs of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
expressed their determination to closely cooperate to maintain and foster the
Vietnam-Laos and Vietnam-Cambodia friendship and solidarity for the sake of
prosperous development and bringing wealth and happiness for people of the three
The New Year festival, called
Bunpimay in Laos and Chol Chnam Thmay in Cambodia, takes place in April every
year, attracting tourists with displays of traditional culture, a festive
atmosphere, and water splashing traditions to wash away bad luck and pray for a
good new year./.