Lao Ambassador Thongsavanh Phomvihane (left) and Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong welcomed Thongsavanh Phomvihane in his new ambassadorial role during a reception in Hanoi on November 26.

The Party chief hoped that the ambassador would continue to be a bridge for the two countries’ ministries, agencies and localities to share experience and support each other for mutual development.

He wished that Laos would successfully hold the 40th anniversary of National Day, the 95 th birth anniversary of President Kaysone Phomvihane and the 10 th National Party Congress, as well as fulfill its role as the ASEAN Chair in 2016.

The leader affirmed that Vietnam would do its utmost together with Laos to foster the bilateral special solidarity.

Thongsavanh Phomvihane, for his part, vowed to spare no effort to strengthen the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.-VNA