Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong welcomes Laos Vice President

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Vice President of Laos Phankham Viphavanh (L) 

Hanoi (VNA)
– Vietnam and Laos should continue working to deepen their political ties,
coordinate closely in defence, security, and external affairs, improve
economic, cultural, education, scientific and technological links, and step up
ministry, sector and locality affiliations, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu
Trong has said.

He made the remarks
at his reception for Politburo member, standing member of the Secretariat of
the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, and Vice President of Laos Phankham
Viphavanh and his entourage in Hanoi on July 18.

The Lao guests are in Hanoi for the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos
diplomatic ties and the ceremony marking 40 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos
Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.

The Party chief stated that Vietnam strongly supports the reform in Laos and
expressed his belief that Lao people will gain new and bigger achievements in
the effort.

He said he is glad
that the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two
countries have been growing efficiently across the board, contributing hugely
to each country’s nation-building and defence cause as well as to peace,
stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world at

The two sides should
be proactively implementing productively reached agreements, coordinate in
soundly organizing activities of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity
Year 2017, and disseminate widely the bilateral special friendship among their
young people, and friends worldwide, he noted.

Phankham Viphavanh
was delighted that the growing Laos-Vietnam ties have brought tangible benefits
for the two countries’ people, and thanked Vietnam for its immense and
productive help to Lao people.

He asserted that Laos will work together with Vietnam to foster, preserve, and
promote the special Laos-Vietnam relations to pass it on younger generations,
and implement reached agreements efficiently.-VNA

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