Vientiane, 23 March 2020
I have closely followed with concern the current situation on the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Islamic Republic of Iran, which caused loss of lives of Iranian people including high ranking officials as well as severely affected the livelihood of the Iranian people.
On behalf of the Lao Government and people as well as on my own behalf, I would like to convey my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, particularly to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones due to COVID-19.
I am strongly convinced that under Your Excellency’s close guidance and effective measures taken by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Republic of Iran will be able to contain the outbreak of the virus and restore the living condition of Iranian people to normalcy soon.
Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
President of the
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
His Excellency Hassan ROUHANI
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran