General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and Lao President Choummaly Sayasone toured Vietnam from August 18-21 at the invitation of Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

During his stay, he had meetings with CPV leader Trong and President Truong Tan Sang, and visited Ho Chi Minh City and the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

The two sides informed each other of the situation of each party and country, and discussed ways to further beef up the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.

The Lao leader thanked the Party, State and people of Vietnam for their precious support for Laos over the past years and pledged that the Lao Party, State and people will do their utmost to maintain and promote the special ties between the two countries.

Party General Secretary Trong and President Sang congratulated Laos on the achievements it has made in all fields in recent time, expressing their belief that under the leadership of the LPRP, the Lao people will overcome all difficulties to successfully fulfill all set targets.

They said they are delighted at the growing traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, and affirmed that in any circumstances, Vietnam will exert every effort, together with Laos, to bring bilateral ties to a new height for the development and prosperity of both nations, as well as for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.-VNA