Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang have sent baskets of flowers to former President Khamtay Siphandone of Laos on his 90th birth anniversary (February 8).

The greeting flowers were conveyed by Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung to the former leader at his home in Pakse town, Champasak province, on February 8.

Khamtay Siphandone, who is also ex-President of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee, is an eminent figure of Laos and a great friend of Vietnamese people.

At the meeting, the diplomat wished the Lao former leader to continue contributing to the country’s revolutionary cause and fostering the special relationship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

In reply, Khamtay Siphandone thanked the support provided by the Party, Government and people of Vietnam over the past time, expressing his hope that the neighbouring country will reap greater achievements in the national defence and construction.-VNA