Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and Lao Party General Secretary and State President Thongloun Sisoulith (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
The freshly-concluded visit
to Vietnam by Lao Party General Secretary and State President Thongloun
Sisoulith has become a historical milestone contributing to lifting the
relations between the two countries to a new high, a Vietnamese Party official
Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for
External Relations Le Hoai Trung told the press in Hanoi on June 29 that
Vietnamese and Lao leaders shared the same view on the great significance of Thongloun
Sisoulith’s official visit to Vietnam from June 28-29.
The visit has helped to deepen the great friendship,
special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries,
while advancing their bilateral cooperation, he continued.
This is the first Vietnam visit by Thongloun
Sisoulith after taking up the top positions of the Lao Party and State, and also
the first visit by a top foreign Party and State leader after the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) and Lao Party General Secretary and State President Thongloun Sisoulith (Photo: VNA)
The leaders compared notes on the situation in their
respective countries, as well as in the region and the world, and briefed each
other on development orientations, and foreign policies and guidelines of their
They reiterated the significance of the bilateral
relationship, which is an invaluable legacy and a valuable asset of both
countries, and an especially rare relationship in the world, according to
For his part, head of the Lao People's Revolutionary
Party (LPRP) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Thongsavanh
Phomvihane said the visit is a success and a milestone to further tighten and
promote the bilateral ties.
It demonstrates the fine traditions as well as the
dynamism of the Vietnam-Laos relations in the new period, he said.
To materialise the visit’s outcomes and promote the
relations between the two Parties and States, the official suggested the two
sides expand the cooperation between agencies in the political system and mass organisations
at all levels of the two countries.
At the talks between Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Lao Party General Secretary and State President Thongloun Sisoulith (Photo: VNA)
The two countries should build an action programme
to concretise the joint statement and agreements reached by the two sides, and
collaboration in organizing the implementation of those documents towards the
set goal, he said.
The Lao Party and State always attach importance and
give priorities to the Vietnam-Laos relationship, and will work to deepen it,
making it match achievements in political and national defence cooperation, as
wished by generations of the two countries’ Party and State leaders, he
Echoing Trung’s view, the official said the
relationship is an invaluable asset and a decisive factor to victories of the Vietnamese
and Lao peoples, and Laos will continue to preserve and develop it./.