At the talks between General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States and people are
resolved to preserve and promote special relations between the two
countries intensively and extensively in any circumstances, the top leaders affirmed
on June 28.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)
Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party
(LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith made the
affirmation during their talks in Hanoi, which took place following an official welcome
ceremony for the Lao leader.
The Vietnamese leader said Thongloun Sisoulith’s visit will contribute to
strengthening cooperation between the two Parties and countries, serving the
cause of reform and national construction and defence in each country.
Thongloun Sisoulith expressed his delight at great,
comprehensive achievements Vietnam has recorded after 35 years of "Doi moi" (renewal), and
congratulated the country on the success of the 13th National Party Congress as
well as the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly.
The Lao leader said he believed that under the leadership of
the CPV, headed by General Secretary Trong, the Vietnamese people will reap new,
For his part, Trong congratulated Laos on the success of the
11th National Party Congress and outcomes of the election of deputies to the
9th National Assembly, and congratulated Thongloun Sisoulith on his election as
the General Secretary and President of Laos.
The Vietnamese Party, State and people strongly and
comprehensively support the cause of reform and national construction in Laos,
and shared difficulties facing the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.
The leaders highly evaluated the valuable, wholehearted and
effective support the two Parties, States and people have provided for each other in
their past struggles for national liberation and unification, as well as the
present cause of national defence, and the fight against COVID-19.
They stressed the strategic significance of the great
friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two
countries, which, they said, are an invaluable asset shared by the two nations,
and a factor guaranteeing their existence and development.
The two leaders agreed to work together to enhance the Vietnam-Laos comprehensive
cooperation on the basis of promoting the spirit of independence,
self-reliance, equal and win-win cooperation and giving priority and incentives
to each other, and supporting and creating favourable conditions for mutual
developmet, for the prosperity of each country, and for peace, stability,
cooperation and development in Southeast Asia and in the world at large.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong held talks with General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith following an official welcome ceremony for the Lao leader. (Photo: VNA)
They reached consensus on increasing information
exchange, consultation and coordination, and continuing to support each other
in international and regional issues and activities at multilateral forums;
promoting the central role of ASEAN and ASEAN-led mechanisms as well as the
important roles of the United Nations, the Mekong Sub-regional cooperation mechanisms,
the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Asian-Europe Meeting (ASEM) so as to contribute
to maintaining peace and cooperation and development; and strengthen
coordination with Cambodia to implement the agreement between the three Prime
Ministers on the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area, and actively carry
out the Action Plan to connect the three economies by 2030.
The two leaders also pledged to strengthen cooperation and coordination
with each other and with relevant countries and international organisations to
manage, develop, and use the Mekong River’s water sources sustainably and
They emphasised the importance of maintaining peace, security and
stability as well as ensuring security, safety and
freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea, settling disputes in the sea by peaceful measures on the
basis of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the
Law of the Sea, and promoting the full and effective implementation of the Declaration
on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and working towards the
formation of an effective and pratical Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC),
in accordance with international law.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the talks (Photo: VNA)
The Lao leader invited the Vietnamese Party chief and his spouse to pay an
official friendship visit to Laos. The latter accepted the invitation with pleasure and
invited senior Party and State leaders of Laos to visit Vietnam.
After the talks, the two leaders witnessed the signing and
hand-over of cooperation documents, including a Strategic Agreement on
Vietnam-Laos Cooperation for 2021-2030, a Vietnam - Laos Cooperation Agreement
for 2021-2025, a Cooperation Agreement between the two Party Central Committee
Offices for 2021-2025, and a Cooperation Agreement between the Vietnamese Party
Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation and the Lao Front for
National Development Central Committee in the 2021-2025 period, together with a
number of economic contracts between Vietnamese and Lao businesses./.