Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (L) and Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Volachith inspect the honour guard of the Vietnam People's Army (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President Bounnhang Volachith said that the visit to Vietnam in his first overseas trip as Party and State leader shows that the Party and State of Laos and he himself attach great importance to preserving and enhancing the friendship, special, loyal and pure solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam.

General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Volachith made the remarks during his talks with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong following his arrival in Hanoi on April 25 to begin his three-day official friendly visit to Vietnam.

The visit is made at the invitation of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong described the visit as an important event taking place after the Party Congress in each nation and the election of the eighth Lao National Assembly.

The host expressed his belief that the visit will reap successes, contributing to promoting relations between the two Parties and States in the time ahead.

Bounnhang Volachith, for his part, congratulated Nguyen Phu Trong on his re-election as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) for 2016-2021.

Vietnam is always Laos’ trustworthy and close friend, he said, noting his belief that under the leadership of the CPV, Vietnamese people will record more significant achievements in order to basically turn the country into a modernity-oriented industrialised nation and raise the country’s position in the region and the world at large.-VNA