The Lao Committee for Peace and Solidarity will work closely with the Vietnam Peace Committee at multilateral forums and jointly organise activities for the Year of Solidarity and Friendship between the two countries in 2012.

Chairman of the Lao committee, Khamphan Simmalavong, made this statement at a meeting in Hanoi on Oct. 19 with Le Hong Anh, Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat.

Khamphan Simmalavong briefed Anh on the delegation’s activities and cooperative results between the Lao Committee for Peace and Solidarity and the Vietnam Peace Committee.

He congratulated the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their achievements during the renewal process.

Anh congratulated the Lao people for their achievements in national renewal, defence and construction, especially important outcomes in the first year of implementation of the 9th Lao Party Congress Resolution.

He affirmed that Vietnam will join with Lao efforts to maintain and unceasingly foster the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity.

The Vietnamese official spoke highly of the Lao peace committee delegation’s visit to Vietnam and cooperative results between the two committees in recent years.

Anh said he wished the two peace committees would continue to increase coordination and support each other at international and regional multilateral forums, contributing to regional and global activities relating to peace, security, climate change and protection of Mekong River water resources./.