|Lao Party General Secretary and State President Choummaly Sayasone receives Politburo member Le Hong Anh (left) in Vientiane yesterday. — Photo vov
VIENTIANE (VNS) – Politburo member Le Hong Anh has conveyed Vietnamese leaders' New Year wishes to Lao Party General Secretary and State President Choummaly Sayasone on the occasion of the local traditional Bun Pi May Festival.
Anh, who is also a permanent member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat, was received by the Lao leader in Vientiane yesterday.
He congratulated the Lao Party, State and people on their achievements during national construction and defence, as well as reform processes, believing that under the leadership of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, the country would continue to prosper.
Viet Nam would continue to work with Laos and do its utmost to nurture and educate future generations about bilateral ties, he added.
Choummaly Sayasone, in turn, thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for supporting Laos over the years, confirming that his country would also exert every effort to maintain relations.
Earlier, the Vietnamese official also held talks with Bounnhang Volachith, Politburo member, permanent member of the Lao Party Central Committee's Secretariat and Vice State President.
During the meeting, both sides agreed to strengthen co-operation in defence, security, economics, trade, investment, education and culture.
They also reached a consensus on instructing ministries and localities to effectively carry out agreements reached during the 37th meeting of the Viet Nam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee on Bilateral Co-operation.
The same day, the Vietnamese official paid a New Year visit to Sisavat Keobounphan, former Lao Prime Minister and former President of the Lao National Liberation Front Central Committee. — VNS