Party, NA leaders welcome Lao Vice President

Meeting with the Lao Vice President, the Party chief suggested both nations should continue working harder to deepen their political ties, coordinate closely in defence, security, and external affairs, improve economic, cultural, education, scientific and technological links.

He affirmed Vietnam’s strong support for the reform in Laos and expressed his belief that Lao people will gain new and greater achievements in the future.

He noted with satisfaction the growing special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries across a variety of fields, greatly contributing to each country’s nation-building and defence cause as well as to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world as a whole.

The two sides should be proactively implementing productively reached agreements, coordinate in 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 said.

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

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

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Laos’s Vice President Phankham Viphavanh agreed at their meeting on the same day that cooperation via Party, State, ministry, sector, locality and people channels between Vietnam and Laos has reaped efficient benefits.

Chairwoman Ngan hailed activities marking the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year in Vietnam’s Son La province in July, including the cultural, sports and tourism festival of the two countries’ border areas. 

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

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