The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration (HCMA) organised a closing ceremony of the 13th political theory course for Lao Party officials in Hanoi on Jan. 5.

Addressing the ceremony, HCMA Deputy Director Truong Thi Thong said the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party have always paid special attention to personnel training, considering it a decisive factor for the success of the two countries’ revolutionary causes.

She expressed her hope that the Lao officials will apply knowledge acquired from this course into reality and improve their working capacity to meet the country’s demands in the new situation, contributing to consolidating and developing the traditional friendship and special solidarity between the two Parties, States and peoples.

During the five-month course, the Lao officials were provided with the latest information about the current world situation, theory on law-governed state, and leadership and management methods, helping them effectively implement political tasks to consolidate political system at all levels.

They also joined fact-finding tours to Ho Chi Minh City and the northern provinces of Quang Ninh, Hung Yen and Lao Cai./.