The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has sent greetings to the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Lao Party (March 22, 1955).

The message praised the LPRP’s leadership in the achievements Laos has made in the struggle for national liberation as well as in national building and development over the past 60 years, contributing to enhance the country’s prestige and status in the international arena.

“The CPV and the Vietnamese people warmly congratulated the LPRP and Lao people for the important and comprehensive accomplishments they have made over the past time,” the message read, adding that those successes are very significant to Laos’ cause of national defence and development while actively contributing to strengthening the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, as well as to the maintenance of peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

The message continued, “We believe that the Lao Party, State and People will build on their traditions and positive momentum and gain still more significant achievements in the renovation, and successfully implement the Resolution of the 9th Party Congress and organise the 10th National Party Congress in 2016.”

The CPV Central Committee took note that the special solidarity, traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, founded by President Ho Chi Minh and his counterparts Caysone Phomvihan and Souphanouvong and fostered by numerous generations of Vietnamese and Lao leaders and people, has grown and deepen in all aspects, contributing to the renovation, national building and defence in each country.

On the occasion, the CPV also valued the on-going support the Lao Party, State and People have provided to Vietnam, affirming that the Vietnamese Communist Party, the State and the People will do their utmost to further elevate the special solidarity between the two nations to a new height.

The same day, CPV General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong sent flower baskets to the LPRP General Secretary and President of Laos Choummaly Saynhasone, and former Party chief and former President Khamtay Siphandone.

Member of the CPV Central Committee and head of its Commission for External Relations, Hoang Binh Quan sent his greetings to Lao Party Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister, head of the LPRP Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, and Foreign Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.-VNA