Sounthone Sayachac, Chairwoman of the LPRP's External Affairs Commission (L), presents flowers to Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Ba Hung to congratulate on Vietnam's 72nd National Day (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – Officials of the External Affairs Commission of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Vientiane on September 1 to offer congratulations on the 72nd National Day of Vietnam (September 2, 1945-2017).

Sounthone Sayachac, who chairs the commission, highly valued the enormous achievements that the Vietnamese people have obtained over the last 72 years under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, especially after more than three decades of reforms.

She described those attainments as a great encouragement for the Lao people during their national development and protection.

She expressed her delight at the consistent support that the two Parties, States and peoples have given to each other over the past years, stressing that the countries’ Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017 is a good occasion to remind the people of their traditional relations.

On behalf of the Lao Party, State and people, Sounthone Sayachac once again appreciated the assistance that the Vietnamese Party, State and people have given to their Lao counterparts.

Amid unpredictable global developments, hostile forces will unceasingly seek ways to damage the two countries’ relations. Therefore, Vietnam and Laos should coordinate more closely to reinforce their ties, she emphasised.

At the meeting, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Ba Hung thanked the LPRP commission chairwoman for her sentiment towards Vietnam and good assessments of the country.

He voiced his hope that the LPRP and relevant agencies will continue working closely with his embassy to successfully organise celebrations of the Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017, thereby helping people understand more about the bilateral friendship and develop Vietnam-Laos comprehensive cooperation.

He also thanked the Lao Party, State and people for supporting Vietnam over the past years, adding that he hopes the two nations will bolster coordination to build a strong ASEAN Community and promote peace and stability in the region and the world.

The same day, leaders of some Lao ministries and sectors also visited the Vietnamese Embassy to deliver congratulations on the 72nd National Day of Vietnam.-VNA