NA Vice Chairwoman attends funeral of former Lao leader hinh anh 1NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong writes in the funeral book (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA)National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong and a high-level delegation of the Vietnamese Party and State arrived in Vientiane on July 24 to attend the funeral of former Chairman of the National Assembly of Laos Xaman Vinhaket.

Vinhaket was also a former Politburo member and former head of the Steering Committee for Ideology, Theory and Culture of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee.

The NA Vice Chairwoman wrote in the funeral book that Vinhaket’s death is a great loss of the Lao Party, State, and people as well as his family, while Vietnam has lost a close friend and comrade who made significant contributions to fostering the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

The same day, Lao Party Secretary General and President Bounnhang Volachith and National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou hosted separate receptions for the Vietnamese delegation.

Phong conveyed the condolences from Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Preident Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and other senior Party and State officials to their Lao counterparts.

The hosts said the presence of the high-ranking Vietnamese delegation is a source of encouragement for Lao Party, State and people, reflecting the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and peoples.-VNA