The national flag of Laos (Illustrative image. Source: Wikipedia)
Hanoi (VNA) – Top leaders of Vietnam on December 1 sent messages of congratulations to their respective Lao counterparts on the 41st National Day of Laos (December 2).

Accordingly, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan cabled their messages to Lao Party General Secretary and State President Bounnhang Vorachith, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou.

The Vietnamese leaders congratulated the Lao people on their great achievements during the national construction and development process, with stable security and politics, high economic growth and improved spiritual and material life.

Particularly, Laos successfully organised the 10th National Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) as well as the election of deputies to the 8th National Assembly and people’s councils at municipal and provincial levels, they noted.

“We sincerely wish that Lao people, under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and General Secretary Bounnhang Vorachith, will continue gaining new and greater success in the implementation of the 10th National Party Congress Resolution and the socio-economic development plan for the 2016-2020 period, thus building a country of peace, independence, democracy, unification and prosperity,” wrote the message.

The same day, Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, and Head of the Central Party Committee’s Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan also conveyed greetings to Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith and Head of the LPRP Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Sunthon Xayachack.-VNA