President of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) Phaduongchit Vongsa has affirmed that the Party, State, LFNC and people of Laos will do their utmost to raise the Laos–Vietnam special ties to a new height.

Meeting with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi on May 27, Vongsa informed his host of the outcomes of talks with the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) on the same day.

The Party chief highly valued the increasingly effective cooperation between the LFNC and VFF in fostering Vietnam–Laos solidarity.

He said he hopes the two sides will continue working closely together to share experience and hold communication campaigns featuring the Vietnam–Laos special ties.

The host also expressed his belief that the fraternal Lao people will continue harvesting greater achievements in their renewal cause.

Earlier, at talks with VFF President Huynh Dam, the two sides agreed to further their bilateral friendship and cooperation in the time to come, especially the implementation of cooperation agreements for the 2011 – 2016 period signed on November 24, 2011 in Vientiane.

Accordingly, the two sides will raise public awareness of the solidarity tradition, friendship and cooperation between the two nations, boost people-to-people exchange, and work with relevant agencies to call on businesses and people of all strata to effectively implement cooperation programmes between the two Governments in economics, culture, science, education, healthcare and the environment.

President Huynh Dam asked the LFNC and VFF to urge those living along the two countries’ border areas to support each other and build the Vietnam–Laos border of peace and friendship.

At the same time, they were requested to encourage models of cooperation between the LFNC, VFF and local authorities of all levels, especially the exchange of delegations to share experience and information.

Vongsa said LFNC bodies regularly call on people living in localities bordering Vietnam to build a border of peace, especially in Savannakhet province.

Concluding the talks, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding on preparations for the Laos–Vietnam–Cambodia Front Presidium Conference, scheduled for this November in Vientiane.-VNA