Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong delivers Tet greetings to soldiers and people in Son La province.(Photo: VNA)

Son La (VNA) – Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong on February 2 visited the Long Sap border post in the northwestern province of Son La on the occasion of the upcoming traditional lunar New Year (Tet).

Speaking to the border guards manning the post, Vuong, who is also Permanment Secretary of the Party Central Committee, expressed his joy sharing the festive atmosphere with soldiers and people of the locality, especially with the participation by many people from Laos. He hailed efforts by the soldiers and people in safeguarding the border sovereignty and security, and in further strengthening the Vietnam - Laos solidarity.

The official stressed that Long Sap is a hot spot on drug trafficking, that is why the post must maintain the resolute fight against the evil, especially during the Tet, and continue to serve as a bridge that help further strengthen the Vietnam – Lao solidarity and friendship.

Vuong took the occasion to hand over Tet gifts to soldiers and villagers of the region, as well as leading officials and people of Laos’ province of Huaphane bordering Son La province.

The same day, the official had a meeting with representatives of the local administration and people, during which he spoke highly of their process over the recent years. He also reminded them to continue doing well the party building work, anti-corruption fight and that against crimes, especially those related to drug.-VNA