LookAtVietnam – The current visit to Vietnam by Laos Party General Secretary and State President, Choummaly Sayasone, will create the momentum to lift the traditional Vietnam-Laos friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation to a new height.
Party General Secretary and President Choummaly Sayasone expressed his deep gratitude to the party, state and people of Vietnam for their valuable and assistance over the past few decades. (Photo: VNA)
President Triet congratulated the Laos people on the great achievements they have made during the past 20 years of renewal, describing them as an encouragement to Vietnam’s national construction and defence process.
The Vietnamese leader said that he believed the Laos people will achieve even more during their renewal process, successfully implement their eight National Party Congress’s Resolution, and lift their nation from its underdeveloped status, thus creating a firm foundation for the country’s industrialisation and modernisation.
For his part, Party General Secretary and President Choummaly Sayasone expressed his deep gratitude to the party, state and people of Vietnam for their valuable and assistance over the past few decades.
The Laos leader praised the results both countries had attained in bilateral cooperation in recent years, adding that the party, state and people of Laos will join their Vietnamese counterparts to strengthen and develop both countries’ traditional friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.
Both host and guest reiterated their countries’ consistent policy of preserving and expanding their relationship that was first nurtured by the late Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane as well as the younger generations of Vietnamese and Lao leaders and both peoples.
On the afternoon of April 24, the Laos leader and his delegation left Hanoi for Ho Chi Minh City. Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh and a number of senior Party and State officials accompanied them to Noi Bai airport to wish them farewell.
The Vietnamese Party chief spoke highly of the visit and stressed that strengthening relations with Laos tops Vietnam’s list of priorities in its foreign policy.
Party General Secretary and President Choummaly Sayasone made it clear that Laos will do its best to elevate bilateral ties to a new level for the prosperity of both countries and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world at large.