General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith (R) ​and President of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association Tran Van Tuy (Source: VNA)

 Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith has emphasised the significance of cooperation between Vietnam-Laos and Laos-Vietnam Friendship Associations to the special relationship between the two countries.

At a meeting with President of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association (VLFA) Tran Van Tuy in Hanoi on December 20, Bounnhang Vorachith said although the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Year 2017 has closed, there will be more cooperation activities, especially those aiming to educate young people of the two countries about the special solidarity.

He pledged to do his utmost to make the friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and peoples fruitful.

For his part, Tuy informed the Lao leader about the operation of the VLFA as well as coordination with its Lao counterpart to enhance the solidarity between Vietnamese and Lao people, and promote collaboration in economy, culture, health care and education between the two countries.

The two associations will continue their coordination in carrying out friendly exchanges, contributing to intensifying mutual understanding and tightening the solidarity, he promised.

Later the same day, Bounnhang Vorachith and his entourage left Hanoi to visit the central province of Nghe An.

The Lao leader’s three-day visit, starting from December 19, is made at the invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang. It aims to affirm Laos’ policy of treasuring the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

This is the second official friendly visit of the Lao leader during his tenure (2016-2021). -VNA