General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng (r) receives Politburo member and President of the LFNC Central Committee Saysomphone Phomvihane in Vientiane yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
VIENTIANE — General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng has lauded co-operation between the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) and the Việt Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) over the years.
During a reception in Vientiane yesterday with Politburo member and President of the LFNC Central Committee Saysomphone Phomvihane, Trọng said the LFNC and VFF held diverse activities to raise friendship between the two countries’ peoples.
He informed the guest about the outcomes of his talks with Lao Party and State leaders, saying both sides affirmed the strategic significance of and determination to foster traditional friendship between Việt Nam and Laos, considering it an important factor to ensure success of each country’s revolutionary cause and an invaluable asset of the two Parties and nations.
The leader lauded the LFNC’s role in Laos’ political system with activities to unite people together to realise national development goals under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party.
He wished that the two fronts would continue working closely to enhance information and experience sharing and realise signed agreements.
In the near future, the two sides need to raise public awareness of the great friendship, solidarity and partnership between Việt Nam and Laos, especially among young generations, he said.
Phomvihane, for his part, expressed delight at the fact that Trọng chose Laos as the first country to visit in his new position as President.
He agreed with the Vietnamese leader’s proposal to reinforce ties between the two fronts and their chapters, particularly between the Việt Nam–Laos and Laos–Việt Nam friendship associations.
Briefing Party General Secretary and President Trọng on the outcomes of work between the two fronts and friendship associations, he said both sides worked to carry out co-operation agreements, thus building a border of peace and friendship.
The LFNC partnered with the front organisations of Việt Nam and Cambodia to hold and join multilateral activities and forums, thus boosting friendship among the three countries.
In the afternoon the same day, General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith hosted a farewell ceremony for the Vietnamese leader and his entourage.
Later, Party General Secretary and President Trọng left Vientiane for his State visit to Cambodia. — VNS