|State President Truong Tan Sang (Right) receives Lao Minister to the Presidential Office, Phongsavath Boupha in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam will support Laos as the country is preparing for its term as ASEAN Chair in 2016, affirmed State President Truong Tan Sang at a reception in Ha Noi yesterday for Lao Minister to the Presidential Office, Phongsavath Boupha.
President Sang thanked Lao Presidential officials for creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises to invest in the country, adding that their visit to Viet Nam would contribute to tightening their relations.
The President said that, as party congresses at all levels are set to take place in the two nations, both should share their experience and expertise in organizing the events.
For his part, Phongsavath Boupha extended his sympathies for the great loss of life and property damage caused by recent torrential rains and floods in Viet Nam's northern regions. He assured that the leadership of the Party and State will help affected localities quickly stabilise their livelihoods.
He hoped that the Vietnamese Presidential Office would help the Lao Office in website development and improving methods of popularising the Presidential Office's activities among its citizens. — VNS