The meeting between Tran Quoc Vuong (R), Politburo member and permanent  member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Secretariat, and Secretary-Mayor of Laos' Vientiane capital city Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune in Hanoi on October 12 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo member and permanent  member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Secretariat, received a delegation from the Lao capital city of Vientiane led by its Secretary-Mayor Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune in Hanoi on October 12.

Vuong spoke highly of the Vientiane delegation’s working visit to Vietnam and the outcomes of the talks between them and Hanoi’s counterparts.

He expressed his delight at the increasingly effective collaboration in all spheres between Vientiane and Hanoi, as well as other Vietnamese cities and provinces. 

Vuong hoped that the Lao capital will keep strong connections with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other localities in areas that they hold strengths in, including education and training; experience-sharing in Party building and high-tech agriculture; local economic management; economics, especially in investment and trade; and infrastructure building. 

Sinlavong, who is also a Politburo member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee, congratulated Vietnam on its recent significant achievements and applauded the extensive development of the bilateral special relations in all aspects.

He also informed his host on Vientiane’s situation, the Lao city’s cooperation with Hanoi and other Vietnamese localities, and the outcomes of the talks between officials of the two capitals.

The official thanked Vietnamese localities for their effective support for Vientiane over the past few years. He affirmed that Vientiane will coordinate closely with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and other Vietnamese localities to further improve cooperation and increase the sharing of experience in all fields, thereby helping to realise agreements between the two Parties, countries, and capital cities so as to lift the Laos-Vietnam special solidarity to a new height.–VNA