VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) and LFNC Vice President Chanthavong Senamatmontry (Source: VNA) 
Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyen Thien Nhan hosted a reception for Vice President of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC)’s Central Committee Chanthavong Senamatmontry in Hanoi on July 18.

Nhan said Vietnam is delighted at the recent developments of Laos, especially the success of the 10th Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party.

He informed his guest that the 2013 Constitution has further specified the VFF’s role to continue working with its 46 member units on mass mobilisation for national construction.

As fraternal countries, Vietnam and Laos should learn from each other’s experience, he said, adding that Vietnam is ready to share its expertise with Lao Front officials.

Chanthavong Senamatmontry, for his part, informed his host about the outcomes of talks between the VFF and LFNC.

He believed that under the leadership of the President of the VFF Central Committee, the special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos would be deepened.

During the earlier talks, Vice President of the VFF Central Committee Nguyen Van Pha said both sides have effectively realised the 2012-2016 agreement, with its contents to be continued in 2017-2021.

The two countries’ VFF Central Committees will increase bilateral friendship and cooperation to celebrate the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of Vietnam-Laos Cooperation and Amity Agreement, he said.

The guest wished that the two sides would sign a cooperation agreement for the next five years, featuring the regular exchange of information and visits by the two fronts, celebrations for the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of Vietnam-Laos Cooperation and Amity Agreement, and training officials of the LFNC’s Central Committee.

Host and guest expressed their belief that bilateral ties between VFF and LFNC will contribute to fostering special solidarity, friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two peoples.-VNA