Top Vietnamese leader welcomes Lao Prime Minister
Updated : Monday, January 07, 2019 9:49 AM (GMT+0700)

General Secretary ofthe Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and President Nguyen PhuTrong hosted a reception in Hanoi on January 6 for Lao Prime Minister ThonglounSisoulith. 

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and
President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith - Photo: VNA

Trong congratulated Laos on its important domestic andforeign achievements over the past three years of implementing the Resolutionof its 10th National Party Congress and expressed his delight at the deepeningVietnam-Laos relations.

He spoke highly of the coordination between the PrimeMinisters of Vietnam and Laos in directing ministries, sectors and localitiesto effectively implement the high-level agreements between the two Parties andStates during the recent past.

The Vietnamese leader also highly valued the outcomes of the41st session of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee,describing them as a very important basis for the two countries to successfullyimplement the agreement on the cooperation plan between the two governments in2019, as well as the Vietnam-Laos cooperation agreement for the 2016-2020period.

He asked the two governments to join hands in directing theirministries, sectors, localities and firms to actively implement the agreementsreached at the session, focusing on the exchange of information and experiencesin Party building, socio-economic development, close collaboration in nationaldefence-security and foreign affairs, and seek ways to untangle the knots so asto improve the effectiveness of the cooperation in economy, investment, trade,culture, education, and science and technology.

The leader availed himself of the occasion to extend his warmregards and New Year greetings to Lao Party General Secretary and PresidentBounnhang Vorachith and other high-ranking leaders of the Lao Party and State.

Sisoulith, for his part, expressed his belief that under theleadership of the CPV led by the General Secretary, the Vietnamese people willreap greater achievements in the renewal process and successfully realise theResolution adopted by the 12th National Congress of the CPV. 

Informing the host about the outcomes of the 41stsession of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee, Sisoulith affirmedthat the Lao government will continue working closely with the Vietnamesegovernment to direct ministries, agencies and localities effectively realiseagreements reached by leaders of the two Parties and countries as well as commitmentsat the 41st session.

Source: VNA

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