Vietnam, Laos should step up relations: Lao Party chief hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: Internet)
Vientiane (VNA) Laos and Vietnam should step up their relations and cement their special solidarity in the context of unexpected and complicated global situation, General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Volachith has said.

He was speaking at a reception for Chairman of the Vietnam Presidential Office Dao Viet Trung and a delegation from the office in Vientiane on April 5.

Trung informed his host of the outcomes of the talks with his counterpart Khammeang Phongthady on April 4, saying both offices agreed to continue cooperation and experience sharing to better serve the respective countries’ leaders.

Bounnhang Volachit spoke highly of the affiliation between the two presidential offices, and affirmed that that affiliation will contribute to enhancing the two countries’ traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.

He said he expects the offices will ratchet up close coordination to accomplish assigned tasks and help foster the bilateral special relations.

In 2017, the two countries will have a lot of activities to mark the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation, enabling young people to understand the bilateral close bond and take actions to continue preserving the ties in the coming time, he said.-VNA