General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong receives Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The Party, State and people of Vietnam will do their best, together with the Lao counterparts, to preserve and develop the Vietnam-Laos special relationship, for the prosperous development of the two nations as well as for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

The statement was made by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong at a reception in Hanoi on October 6 for Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, who is leading a high-ranking delegation from Laos to the funeral of former Party General Secretary Do Muoi.

Thongloun Sisoulith conveyed the deep condolences of the Lao Party, State, National Assembly, Government and Front for National Construction to the Vietnamese counterparts over the passing of the former General Secretary.

He appreciated the great contributions made by Do Muoi to the struggle for national independence as well as the cause of building, developing and defending the country. His passing is not only a great loss to the Party, State and people of Vietnam and his families, but also a loss of a close friend to the Lao Party, State and people.

The Lao PM affirmed that the Party, State and people of Laos will forever preserve and foster the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong sincerely thanked the Lao Party, National Assembly, Government and Front for National Construction for sending condolences over the death of Do Muoi, senior delegations of the Lao Party and State to pay tribute to the former Party General Secretary at the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos, and especially a high-level delegation led by PM Thongloun Sisoulith to Vietnam to attend the funeral of the leader.

This reflects the faithful, pure and rare special solidarity between the Parties, States and people of the two countries, as well as the sentiments of the Lao Party, State and people towards former Party General Secretary Do Muoi, he stressed.-VNA