Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Secretary of the Party Committee and Governor of Laos’ Vientiane capital Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong underscored the importance of Vietnam-Laos traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation during his reception in Hanoi on March 27 for Governor of Laos’ Vientiane capital Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune.

The Party chief hailed the visit which is concurrent with the 55th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.

Speaking highly of the outcomes of the working session between Hanoi authorities and the Vientiane delegation, and cooperation between the two capital cities over the past years, Trong wished that Vientiane would continue working closely with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnamese localities to further improve the efficiency of wide-ranging coordination, including sharing experience in the building of the Party and political system, and socio-economic management.

Khoutphaythoune, for his part, informed the host about cooperative ties between Vientiane and Vietnamese localities, as well as effective support that Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have provided for the Lao capital in the fields of economy, agriculture, tourism, health care, education, culture, experience sharing, and personnel training.

While briefing the Vietnamese leader about the outcomes of his talks with Secretary of the Hanoi municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai, the guest affirmed that Vientiane would work closely with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other Vietnamese localities to continue further improving the efficiency of their all-around collaboration, contributing to effectively realising agreements reached by the two Parties and countries’ leaders.-VNA