Overview of the meeting (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang had a meeting in Hanoi on November 22 with a delegation of Lao people who supported Vietnamese soldiers in performing international missions in Laos during the resistance wars.

The State leader said that the Party, State and people of Vietnam always keep in mind the great help that the Lao people gave to Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts during the struggles for liberation in both Vietnam and Laos.

He showed his hope that the delegates will continue making contributions to consolidating and strengthening the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations.

He hailed the two countries’ friendship associations’ organizing of visits to the old battlefields in Laos for Vietnamese veterans during which they met with Lao people who had helped them during the wartime, saying that such visits are meaningful and reflect great gratitude to those who devoted to the revolutions of Vietnam and Laos.

President Quang suggested the two sides hold diverse activities to mark the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Year 2017, including a Laos-Vietnam people’s friendship festival in Laos and the publishing of a bilingual book entitled “Chung day Truong Son” (Sharing Truong Son range).

He stressed that the Vietnam-Laos special friendship and cooperation, founded by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Kaysone Phomvihane and nurtured by generations of leaders and people of the two countries, played an important role in the success of the past struggles for national independence as well as the current national construction and defence in both countries.

On the occasion of the 42nd National Day of Laos, President Tran Dai Quang sent greetings to leaders of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP), State and people of Laos, wishing that Laos will successfully implement the resolution adopted at the 10th Congress of the LPRP to make the country more prosperous.-VNA