Vice President of the VFF Central Committee Bui Thi Thanh. (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) and the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) rejoiced at their increasingly diversified cooperation and the countries’ stronger amity during talks in Vientiane on October 17.

The talks were part of a working visit to Laos from October 17-20 by a Vietnamese delegation, led by Vice President of the VFF Central Committee Bui Thi Thanh.

Vice Chairman of the LFNC Central Committee Chanthavong Senamatmontry said the visit aims to implement agreements reached by President of the VFF Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan and President of the LFNC Central Committee Saysomphone Phomvihane during the latter’s visit to Vietnam last August.

Thanh said the Party, State, VFF and people of Vietnam are glad about Laos’s enormous attainments in national building, unity consolidation and external relations expansion, which have contributed to the country’s higher stature in the region and the world.

At the talks, both sides shared the view that they have done a good job of enhancing personnel training and research as in line with the fronts’ cooperation programme between 2012 and 2016, during which the VFF Central Committee provided training for more than 100 officials of the LFNC.

They agreed that more training courses will be organised for the LFNC officials by the VFF. They will boost communication activities to educate young people about the time-tested friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.

The two fronts are bound to step up the exchange of information and views on issues of shared concern, while supporting each other’s interests on the basis of international law and their respective countries’ stance.

They will also increase mutual visits and create favourable conditions for the fronts’ local chapters, especially those in border areas, to foster collaboration, the officials said.

Also on October 17, VFF Vice President Thanh met with President of the LFNC Central Committee Saysomphone Phomvihane.-VNA