Dinh The Huynh (second, left) attends a ceremony to welcome the Bunpimay festival in Champasak province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A high-ranking delegation led by Dinh The Huynh, Politburo member and standing member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, has visited Laos on the occasion of the Bunpimay New Year festival.

During their stay from April 12-13, Huynh and his entourage visited former Lao President Khamtay Siphandone and met with a delegation from Champasak province headed by its Party Committee Secretary Bouthong Divisay.
At the meetings, Huynh conveyed the good wishes and congratulations of the Vietnamese Party and State leaders to former President Khamtay Siphandone as well as leaders and people of Champasak on the traditional New Year festival.

He congratulated the Champasak government and people on their achievements attained in all fields and strongly believed they will reap greater successes in the future under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party.

Huynh also highly appreciated the increasingly effective cooperation between Champasak and Vietnam’s localities and hoped that Champasak would continue collaborating with Vietnamese cities and provinces in fields like training, experience sharing in Party building, economic development and poverty reduction.

He thanked Champasak for its support for Vietnam, affirming that Vietnam would try its utmost to preserve and foster the special solidarity with Laos for the benefits of the two peoples as well as for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region.

Welcoming the delegation, Khamtay Siphandone and the Champasa leaders expressed their pleasure at the results of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s 12th National Congress and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party’s 10th National Congress.

They affirmed that the Laos-Vietnam special relationship, which is vital to the development of each country, needs to be preserved, promoted and passed on to next generations.-VNA