General Secretary of the LPRP and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith (L) and former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Le Kha Phieu (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith on December 19 paid calls on former General Secretaries of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh as part of  his official friendly visit to Vietnam.

The Lao leader and the hosts expressed their delight at the success of the Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017, describing it as a good chance to review the time-honoured relationship between the two countries and educate their people from all walks of life, especially youths, about the great significance and importance of the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity.

Vorachith noted with pleasure that the special solidarity between Laos and Vietnam has developed fruitfully, bringing practical benefits to the people of both nations. 
General Secretary of the LPRP and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith (L) and former General Secretary the CPV Nong Duc Manh (Source: VNA)

He invited the former Party leaders of Vietnam to visit Laos at a convenient time. Phieu and Manh accepted the invitations with pleasures.
 
The Lao leader’s three-day visit is being made at the invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang, aiming 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).

The visit is also expected to strengthen solidarity and political trust between the two Parties and countries. This is also a chance for Vietnam to affirm support to Laos during its cause of national defence and development.-VNA