President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Minister and Head of the Lao Presidential Office Khammeung Phongthady (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The effective cooperation between the Presidential Offices of Laos and Vietnam has contributed to bolstering the long-standing friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, said President Tran Dai Quang.

The President made the comment at a July 1 reception for Minister and Head of the Lao Presidential Office Khammeung Phongthady who is on a working visit to Vietnam.

He called on the two sides to continue their coordination in actualising the agreement signed by the two Politburos, agreements and plans reached at the 38 th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee as well as outcomes reaped during visits by the two countries’ leaders.
The Vietnamese Party and State always attach importance and give the top priority to consolidating and enhancing the special relationship with Laos, the host affirmed.

Vietnam will do its utmost to help the neighbouring country successfully organise events of the 2016 ASEAN Year which is run by Laos as the ASEAN Chair, President Tran Dai Quang promised.

The President also spoke highly of the coordination of the Lao Presidential Office and Khammeung Phongthady himself in preparing for his visit to Laos last June.

For his part, Khammeung Phongthady informed his host about outcomes of the talks between the two offices, saying they agreed upon a working schedule in the time ahead, focusing on enhancing their advisory roles in internal and external affairs for high-raining Party and State officials./.