Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and President Nguyen Phu Trong, and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam left Hanoi on February 24 morning for an official friendly visit to Laos and a State visit to Cambodia.

The visit to Laos from February 24-25 is made at the invitation of General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President Bounnhang Vorachith.

Meanwhile, the trip to Cambodia from February 25-26 comes at the invitation of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni.

The Vietnamese leader is accompanied by Tong Thi Phong, Politburo member and Permanent Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly; Truong Thi Mai, Politburo member, Secretary of the CPVCC and head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation; Pham Binh Minh, Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, and many other senior officials.

Vietnam-Laos relations were founded by late Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh and his Lao counterpart Kaysone Phomvihane, and have been nurtured by generations of leaders and the people of the two countries over the past seven decades, blossoming into a valuable treasure of the two nations.

The traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation have been unceasingly cemented.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties on June 24, 1967, Vietnam and Cambodia have maintained mutual high-ranking visits, as well as delegation exchanges between their ministries, sectors and localities.-VNA