An arts programme to open the Lao Culture Days in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee has sent a congratulatory message to the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee on the latter’s 62nd founding anniversary (March 22, 1955).

The message reads that over the last 62 years, under the LPRP’s clear-sighted leadership, the Lao people have overcome countless difficulties and challenges to gain glorious victories in national liberation, protection, and development.

After 30 years carrying out the reform policy initiated and led by the LPRP, Laos has attained enormous achievements in all spheres, improving the Lao people’s life and the country’s prestige and stature in the international arena. 

“The achievements are greatly significant to Laos’ cause of national development and defence, and have also helped to solidify the traditional friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos while contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world,” the message says.

Extending warm congratulation to the LPRP and the Lao people on their accomplishments, the CPV affirms that Vietnam strongly supports Laos’s reform efforts and believes that under the LPRP’s leadership, the Lao people will continue to harvest even greater attainments, successfully carry out the Resolution of the LPRP’s 10th National Congress, and build a socialist Laos of peace, independence, democracy, unity, and prosperity.

On this occasion, Hoang Binh Quan, Party Central Committee member and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, extended congratulations to Sounthone Xayachack – Party Central Committee member and head of the LPRP Central Committee’s External Relations Commission. A delegation of the CPV commission also visited the Lao Embassy in Vietnam to convey greetings.-VNA