Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) meets with Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh in Hanoi on January 8 (Photo: VNA)
– Party General Secretary
Nguyen Phu Trong received Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh in Hanoi on
January 8, describing his guest’s official visit to Vietnam as a demonstration of the
close-knit and special ties between the two countries.
The Lao PM congratulated Vietnam on the
recent achievements and expressed his belief that under the Communist Party of
Vietnam’s leadership, the Vietnamese people will harvest even greater
attainments in the Doi moi (Renewal) process and successfully carry out the
resolution of the 13th National Party Congress.
He appreciated Vietnam’s enormous, timely,
and effective support and assistance for his country throughout history,
including the aid in COVID-19 fight.
The Lao Party, State, and people will do
their utmost to maintain and nurture the special Laos - Vietnam relations, he
Highlighting the significance of his guest’s visit,
the Party leader congratulated Laos on the achievements after one
year of implementing the resolution of its 11th National Party Congress,
voicing his belief that the Lao people will continue obtaining major successes.
The host noted that Vietnam always attaches
importance and the top priority to enhancing the two countries’ special
relations. It also consistently and strongly supports the reforms and
development of Laos.
Applauding the mutual assistance in the
pandemic combat, he emphasised the importance of the unceasing reinforcement of
bilateral relations to each country’s stability and development, as well as to peace
and cooperation in the region and the world at large.
The Vietnamese leader also underlined the
importance of the two Governments’ coordination mechanism and asked both sides
to keep advancing their political ties in a substantive manner.
At the meeting, both host and guest expressed
their delight at the recent strides in Vietnam - Laos cooperation, affirming
joint efforts to maintain and nurture bilateral ties.
The special Vietnam - Laos relationship is a
priceless common asset of the two Parties and peoples and also an important
resource for the national development and defence in each country, greatly
contributing to regional and global peace, stability, cooperation, and
development, according to the leaders.
Earlier the same day, the Lao PM paid tribute
to President Ho Chi Minh at the late Vietnamese leader’s mausoleum and laid
wreaths at the Monument to Heroes and Martyrs in Hanoi./.