Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and LFNC President Saysomphone Phomvihane (Source: VNA)
 
Vientiane (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong has lauded cooperation between the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) and the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) over the past years.

During a reception in Vientiane on February 25 for Politburo member and President of the LFNC Central Committee Saysomphone Phomvihane, Trong said LFNC and VFF held diverse and practical activities to raise mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries’ people, making active and effective contributions to boosting Vietnam – Laos ties in diverse areas.

He informed the guest about the outcomes of his talks with Lao Party and State leaders, saying that both sides affirmed strategic significance of and determination to foster traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos in the new situation, considering it an important factor to ensure success of each country’s revolutionary cause and an invaluable asset of the two Parties and nations to pass on to later generations.

The leader highly valued the LFNC’s role in Laos’ political system with practical activities to unite people together to successfully realise national development goals under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party.

He wished that the two fronts would continue working closely together to enhance information and experience sharing and realise signed agreements.

In the near future, the two sides need to raise public awareness of the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and Laos, especially among young generations, he said.

Phomvihane, for his part, expressed his delight at the fact that Trong chose Laos as the first country to visit in his new position as President.

He agreed with the Vietnamese leader’s proposal to further reinforce ties between the two fronts and their chapters, particularly between the Vietnam – Laos, and Laos – Vietnam friendship associations.

Reporting Party General Secretary and President Trong on the outcomes of joint work between the two fronts and friendship associations, he said both sides worked to carry out cooperation agreements, thus building a borderline of peace and friendship.

The LFNC partnered with the front organisations of Vietnam and Cambodia to hold and join multilateral activities and forums, thus boosting friendship and solidarity among the three countries.

In the afternoon the same day, General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith hosted a fare-well ceremony for the Vietnamese leader and his entourage.

Later, Party General Secretary and President Trong left Vientiane for his State-visit to Cambodia.-VNA