Politburo member and HCM City Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai congratulated Laos on the successful completion of the 9th National Congress of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP), during a meeting with visiting Lao Deputy Prime Minister Thoongloun Sisoulith here on March 29.

Hai said he believed that the success will help the Party and Lao people attain greater achievements in national construction and development, as well as contribute to the special friendship between the two Parties, Governments and peoples.

Sisoulith, who is also head of the LPRP Central Committee's Commission for External Relations and Foreign Minister of Laos, said he believed that the special Vietnam-Laos friendship and comprehensive co-operation will be continuously nurtured and developed by generations of Vietnamese and Lao people.

He said that Laos hoped to continue attracting investment from Vietnam in the future. /.