HOA BINH (VNS)— General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos Choummaly Sayasone paid a working visit to the northern province of Hoa Binh yesterday.
Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Hoang Viet Cuong briefed the Lao guests on the province's 2012 socio-economic performance as well as its friendship and cooperation with Lao localities, especially Luang Prabang province.
Sayasone congratulated Hoa Binh on its comprehensive socio-economic development achievements and expressed hope that the province would harvest greater successes in the future.
He extended special thanks to the provincial Party Committee, authorities and people for preserving an historic relic in Cham Mat, Hoa Binh town where the preparatory meeting for the 2nd Congress of the Lao People's Party (former name of LPRP) took place 40 years ago.
He also thanked war veterans and the families of those who fought in Laos for their sacrifices during the country's resistance wars against France and the US .
On the occasion, the Lao leader presented a gift of US$100,000 to the province.