|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receives Secretary of the Vientiane Party Committee and Governor Soukanh Mahalath in Ha Noi.— VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS)— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday welcomed Secretary of the Vientiane Party Committee and Governor Soukanh Mahalath, congratulating Laos on important achievements in national development, expressing excitement for the deepening relationship between the two countries.
Trong also spoke highly of the delegation's working visit to Viet Nam as well as growing co-operation between Vientiane and Vietnamese localities.
He expressed his hope that Vientiane and Ha Noi would continue to co-operate in areas of mutual interest.
Mahalath, who is also Secretary of Lao People's Revolutionary Party's Central Committee, praised Viet Nam for its support to the Lao government and its people.
He affirmed that Vientiane would work closely with Ha Noi and other Vietnamese localities to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. — VNS