Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung on December 1 cabled a congratulatory message to the Lao leaders on their country’s 38 th National Day (December 2).

The message was sent to Choummaly Sayasone, General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President; Thongsing Thammavong, Prime Minister; and Pany Yathotou, Chairwoman of the National Assembly.

In the message, the Vietnamese leaders expressed their delight at major successes that the fraternal Lao people have gained in their national construction and defence under the sound leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP).

The leaders wrote that they are proud of the great friendship, special, faithful and pure solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and people, which were founded and nurtured by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane along with generations of leaders of both nations, and have become an invaluable asset for their later generations.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Vietnam – Laos Cooperation Sub-committee Nguyen Xuan Phuc cabled congratulations to Deputy Prime Minister cum Head of the Laos-Vietnam Cooperation Sub-committee Somsavat Lengsavad.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan also extended their greetings to Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and head of the LPRP Central Committee’s Commissions for External Relations Thongloun Sisoulith.-VNA