Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng (right) with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Sunday in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng on Sunday hosted a reception for a high-ranking delegation of Laos led by Politburo member and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith who are in Việt Nam to attend the 43rd meeting of the Việt Nam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee on bilateral cooperation.
The Lao PM congratulated Việt Nam on the important achievements made over the years, saying he believes that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Việt Nam, Vietnamese people will continue to reap success in the renewal cause and successfully organise the 13th National Party Congress in 2021.
He expressed his delight at the growing special friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, and thanked Việt Nam for giving great and timely support to Laos past and present, even during times when Việt Nam itself is dealing with difficulties.
He briefed his host on the outcome of the 43rd meeting of the Việt Nam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee on bilateral cooperation, pledging that Laos will continue coordinating with the Vietnamese Government to direct ministries, sectors and localities to effectively implement agreements reached between senior leaders of the two Party and States as well as those agreed at the meeting.
Vietnamese Party General Secretary and State President Trọng congratulated Laos on important goals the country has reached during the implementation of the resolution of the 10th National Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP). He expressed sympathy over the recent difficulties that Laos has faced, expressing his belief that under the leadership of the LPRP, the management of the Government and the supervision of the National Assembly, Lao people will overcome all obstacles to continue achieving new success, including the organisation of the 11th National Congress of the LPRP and successfully implement all tasks set at the congress.
The Vietnamese leader said that the more difficult the situation becomes, the two sides should further foster mutual support. Việt Nam would do its utmost to work with Laos to maintain, reinforce and transfer to the next generations the special solidarity between the two nations that is rare in the world, he said.
He spoke highly of the coordination between the two Prime Ministers as well as efforts of ministries, sectors and localities of both sides in realising high-level agreements, and removing difficulties and obstacles hindering bilateral cooperation, especially those brought about by COVID-19 pandemic, thus creating positive changes in all fields.
He suggested that the two Governments work more closely in directing ministries, sectors, localities and businesses to focus on effectively conducting the contents agreed at the 43rd meeting of the Việt Nam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee on bilateral cooperation, especially the signed deals, while enhancing the efficiency of collaboration among ministries, sectors and localities of both sides, continuing to deepen the bilateral political-diplomatic relations, and increase the exchange of information and experience in the building of the Party and the political system as well as socio-economic development.
Both sides should strengthen communication work on the Việt Nam-Laos special ties, while working closely together and supporting each other at regional and international forums, he said.
He also proposed that Việt Nam and Laos coordinate to make breakthroughs in bilateral cooperation in economy, investment, trade, culture, education, health care, science and technology on the foundation of promoting the potentials and strengths of each side. — VNS