Lao leader receives President of Vietnam Fatherland Front hinh anh 1Lao Party General Secretary and State President Thongloun Sisoulith (R) and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Do Van Chien (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Lao Party General Secretary and State President Thongloun Sisoulith on June 29 hosted a reception for President of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Do Van Chien and leaders of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association, and the Liaison Committee for former Vietnamese Volunteer Soldiers and Military Experts in Laos.

Chien thanked Thongloun as well as other Lao Party and State leaders for their attention to and creating favourable conditions for the Front’s operations and its member organisations, and friendship associations of the two countries.

While congratulating Laos on the success of the 11th National Congress of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP), Chien said the visit, the first overseas trip of the top Lao leader, shows the close relationship between the two nations.

Member organisations of the VFF have coordinated with their Lao counterparts in organising practical activities to strengthen the solidarity between the two countries’ people, thus further nurturing the Vietnam - Laos special relations, Chien said, adding that they have also served as a bridge to boost bilateral cooperation across fields.

He hoped that the Lao leader will facilitate coordination in the front work between the two countries in the time to come.

Regarding Vietnam’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19, the VFF President said despite facing many difficulties due to impacts of the pandemic, a number of Lao organisations and businesses have supported Vietnam in the combat.

For his part, the Lao leader affirmed the importance of the VietnamLaos special solidarity, stressing that the bilateral relations have been developing fruitfully across  fields, bringing practical benefits to the people of both nations, including cooperation between the VFF and the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC).

He highly valued recent achievements made by the VFF, stressing that it has played an important role in mobilising, gathering and promoting the great national unity bloc.

Acknowledging great contributions and sacrifices of Vietnamese experts and volunteers in Laos during wartime, the Lao leader wished that young generations of the two countries would continue to be educated and provided with information the Laos-Vietnam combat alliance, thus improving their sense of responsibility in nurturing the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

He hoped that, with its responsibility, the VFF and its member organisations, and friendship associations will actively coordinate and share experiences with the LFNC, and promote cooperation between local front agencies of Laos and Vietnam./.