Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng stressed the importance of the special solidarity between Việt Nam and Laos yesterday, saying it was vital for the stable development of both countries.
He was speaking at a reception held in Hà Nội for Sounthone Sayachac, head of the External Affairs Commission of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee.
The Lao official briefed Trọng on recent social-economic developments in Laos, and on co-operative activities engaged in by the commission and its Vietnamese counterpart.
He also informed the Party leader about the outcomes of talks held earlier in the day with Vietnamese counterpart Hoàng Bình Quân.
The two sides discussed past collaboration as well as new measures to implement agreements reached by Party and Government leaders of both countries.
On behalf of the Lao Party and Government, Sounthone Sayachac presented the Lao Freedom and Friendship Order to the Vietnamese Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations for its contributions to strengthening the special solidarity between the two countries.
He told Trọng that his agency was committed to working closely with Vietnamese agencies in carrying out joint projects and agreements reached by the two parties, particularly in exchanging information and experiences, and monitoring performances of relevant agencies to ensure effective implementation of all agreements.
Praising the outcome of the talks, Party General Secretary Trọng highlighted contributions made by the two agencies to enhancing comprehensive bilateral co-operation.
He said the commissions had effectively coordinated activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Co-operation by the two countries.
“Việt Nam will do its best to work with Laos in preserving and fostering their special solidarity in an extensive, practical, and efficient manner covering all sectors,” Trọng said.
The Party leader called on both sides to continue supporting each other in the execution of resolutions passed by their respective Party congresses.
During their visit, the Lao delegation is scheduled to go on a fact-finding tour of Đà Nẵng and visit several economic and cultural establishments in the central city. — VNS