Party chief meets Lao Party official for external relations

08:28 | 27/09/2017 Events

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong noted the importance of the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity to the two countries’ stability and development while receiving SounthoneSayachac and head of the External Affairs Commission of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee, in Hanoi on September 26.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Sounthone Sayachak, head of the External Affairs Commission of the LPRP Central Committee - Photo: VNA

At the meeting, the Lao official briefed her host on recent social-economic affairs in Laos, and cooperation between the commission and its Vietnamese partner.

She also talked about outcomes from the talks with her Vietnamese counterpart Hoang BinhQuan, which took place earlier on the same day.

The talks saw the two sides discussing past collaboration measures to implement agreements sealed by Party and Government leaders. On the occasion, SounthoneSayachac, on behalf of the Lao Party and Government, presented the Lao Freedom and Friendship orders to the Vietnamese Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations for its contributions to Vietnam – Lao special solidarity.

SounthoneSayachac told General Secretary Trong that her agency is committed to working closely with the Vietnamese equivalent body in carrying out joint projects and the parties’ agreements, particularly in exchanging information and experience, and in monitoring the performances of relevant agencies toward effective implementation of the agreements.

Praising outcomes from the talks, Party General Secretary Trong highlighted contributions of the two agencies to enhancing Vietnam – Laos comprehensive cooperation.

He said that the commissions have effectively coordinated activities in celebration of the two countries’ solidarity and friendship year 2017.

“Vietnam will do its bests to work with Laos in preserving and fostering the special solidarity in an extensive, practical, and efficient manner and over sectors,” he noted.

The Party leader called on both sides to continue supporting each other in the implementation of their respective parties’ congress resolutions.

While in Vietnam, the Lao officials will have a fact-finding tour of central Da Nang city and visit several economic and culture establishments there, among scheduled activities.

Theo NDO/VNA