Party leader highlights significance of Vietnam-Laos ties hinh anh 1Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the National University of Laos (Photo: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – Amidst the current changing world full of complicated happenings, the special Vietnam-Laos solidarity is important to both countries than ever, stated Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

He was addressing nearly 2,000 lecturers, officials and students of the Lao National University in Vientiane on November 25, as part of his on-going official visit to Laos.

The Party leader underscored that Vietnam will do its utmost to keep the sacred relationship evergreen and everlastingly stable.

Looking through history of traditional ties between the two Parties and States, he said that Vietnam and Laos always see each other as a faithful comrade and friend, walking hands in hands together and give each other whole-hearted material and spiritual support through the most difficult periods.

During the past 30 years of renewal, the two countries have fully inherited and promoted the sound relationship founded by late Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane and nurtured by generations of leaders of both countries.

Important achievements in the bilateral ties have contributed to the construction and maintenance of the peaceful regional and international environment, creating favourable conditions for the renovation and socio-economic development and national development and defence in each country, enhancing the position of both Vietnam and Laos in the regional and world arena, he said.

As the current regional and global situations generated challenges and opportunities to the respective countries’ construction and defence, Vietnam and Laos have still gained important achievements in various fields, proving the right development path that their Parties have chosen, noted the Party leader.

Both the 12th Congress of the Vietnam Communist Party and the 10th Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party reaffirmed the persistent goal of national independence and socialism as well as the determination to continue speeding up the renewal course in a comprehensive and synchronous manner, he stated.

Expressing his sentiments towards the youth of both countries, he stressed that the youth is the backbone of a country and the pioneering force of the revolution as well as a great part of the current society, the subject to create the future and the future owners of the nation.

He urged youngsters of both nations to work hard to improve their knowledge and morality, becoming a high quality workforce that play a driving role for the success of the industrialisation and modernisation in each country as well as the stronger Vietnam-Laos special ties in the new period.

Leaders put strong trust on the youth, he affirmed, expressing his hope that the youngsters will increase exchange, while maintaining and promoting the priceless treasure of the faithful and pure ties between Vietnam and Laos.

Founded in 1996, the National University of Laos is the only national university of the Southeast Asian country. It has provided courses in 11 majors, including economics and business administration, architecture, engineering, agriculture and education.

On the occasion, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong presented 30 sets of computers to the university.

Earlier the same day, the Party leader and the Vietnamese delegations laid a wreath at the Heroic Martyrs’ Monument in Vientiane and visited the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum and President Souphanouvong Commemorative House.-VNA
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