H.E. Mr. Sengphet Houngboungnuang, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lao PDR to S.R of Vietnam welcomed H.E. Mr. Keijo Norvanto, Designated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Finland to the Lao PDR with residence in Hanoi on July 15, 2021, at the Embassy of Lao PDR in Hanoi.
On this opportunity, H.E. Mr. Keijo Norvanto, Designated Ambassador of Finaland delivered the Letter of Credence to the President of the Lao PDR through Ambassador of Lao PDR in Hanoi being as Designated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Finland to the Lao PDR with Residence in Hanoi due to the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic affected to be unable travelling to present the Credential letter to the President of Lao PDR in person in Vientiane Capital.
In this connection, the Embassy of Lao PDR in Hanoi is going to facilitate and send the Original and copy of Credential Letters to authorities concerned to perform internal procedure and issue the Acknowledgement Letter to the new Ambassador to the Lao PDR thereafter.
The two ambassadors had informed to one another on the socio-economic development and the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic including the implementation of COVID-19 pandemic protection and control measures in each country. The potential alternatives for strengthening the bilateral relations, friendship and cooperation in various fields have be discussed and exchanged in the meeting, particularly in the areas of environmental preservation, Green growth promotion, meteorology and hydrology cooperation projects.
The Lao PDR and Republic of Finland established the diplomatic ties on January 21, 1975 by assigning the Embassy of Lao PDR in Stockholm, Sweden to cover and accredit to the Republic of Finland and the Embassy of Finland in Hanoi has been designated to cover and accredit to the Lao PDR.