HA NOI (VNS)— President of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) Phaduongchit Vongsa has affirmed that the Party, State, LFNC and people of Laos would do their utmost to raise special ties between Laos and Viet Nam to a new height.
Meeting with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Nguyen Phu Trong in Ha Noi yesterday, Vongsa informed his host of the outcome of talks with the Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) on the same day.
The Party chief highly valued the increasingly effective co-operation between the LFNC and the VFF in fostering Viet Nam–Laos solidarity.
He said he hoped the two sides would continue working closely together to share experience and hold communications campaigns featuring their special ties.
The host also expressed his belief that the Lao people would continue harvesting greater achievements in their renewal cause.
Earlier, at talks with VFF President Huynh Dam, the two sides agreed to further their bilateral friendship and co-operation, especially the implementation of co-operation agreements for the 2011 – 16 period signed on November 24, 2011 in Vientiane.
Accordingly, the two sides will raise public awareness of the solidarity, friendship and co-operation between the two nations, boost people-to-people exchange.
They will work with relevant agencies to call on businesses and people to implement bilateral co-operation programmes in economics, culture, science, education, healthcare and the environment.
Dam asked the LFNC and VFF to urge those living along the two countries' border areas to support each other and build a Viet Nam–Laos border of peace and friendship.
At the same time, they were requested to encourage models of co-operation between the LFNC, VFF and local authorities at all levels, especially the exchange of delegations to share experience and information.
Vongsa said LFNC bodies regularly called on people living in localities bordering Viet Nam to build a border of peace, especially in Savannakhet province.
Concluding the talks, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding on preparations for the Laos–Viet Nam–Cambodia Front Presidium Conference, scheduled for this November in Vientiane. — VNS