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Vientiane (VNA) – Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) of Vietnam Vu Chien Thang and Chanthavong Senamathmonti, Vice President of  the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) Central Committee held talks in Vientiane on April 5 to discuss ways to foster religious cooperation between the two countries.

During the talks, the two sides updated each other on the religious situation in their respective country.

Thang highlighted the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, saying that the bilateral relations have been increasingly consolidated and deepened across fields in a more practical and effective manner.

Vietnam is a multi-religious country and the Vietnamese State always respect and consistently implements policies to ensure freedom of belief and religion, equality and solidarity among different religions; and creates favourable conditions for religious activities, thus promoting unity among religions, he stressed.

For his part, Chanthavong Senamathmonti affirmed the Vietnamese delegation’s visit contributes to tightening the special friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, State and people of Laos and Vietnam.

He thanked the GCRA for its cooperation and support for the LFNC in recent years, while hailing the achievements of cooperation between the two agencies.

Following the talks, the two sides signed the minutes on the implementation of a cooperation agreement between the two agencies in the 2018-2020 period.

Thang is leading a Vietnamese delegation on a working visit to Laos from April 5-9 at the invitation of the President of LFNC Central Committee.-VNA