Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on December 1 sent a message of congratulations to Lao leaders on the occasion of Laos’ 43rd National Day (December 2).

Their message was addressed to General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President Bounnhang Vorachith, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou.

In the message, the Vietnamese leaders expressed joy at the great achievements that the Lao people have recorded in their cause of national construction and defence under the clear-sighted leadership of the LPRP.

They noted that after nearly three years implementing the resolution of the 10th National Congress of the LPRP, the socio-political situation in Laos has been kept stable, national defence and security has been maintained, the Lao economy has continued to grow and social, cultural and educational affairs have made progress, while the Lao people’s living conditions have constantly been improved and the country’s prestige and position in the international and regional arena have been enhanced.

“Congratulations on your important accomplishments. We wish the Lao people, under the clear-sighted leadership of the LPRP headed by General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith, greater achievements in implementing the Resolution of the 10th National Congress of the LPRP and the 8th Five-year Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2016-2020, and in preparing for the successful organisation of Party congresses at all levels towards the 11th Party National Congress,” the message read.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh extended his greetings to Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith.

Head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan also sent a congratulatory message to his Lao counterpart Sunthon Xayachack.-VNA