Vietnam is determined to foster and deepen its special relationship with neighbouring Laos for the cause of national construction and development in each country.

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung made the affirmation at a reception for out-going Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Sunthone Sayachak in Hanoi on August 6.

The NA Chairman spoke highly of the Lao ambassador’s contributions to developing the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States and people.

He expressed wish that the ambassador, in any position, will continue make more contributions to fostering bilateral ties.

For her part, Ambassador Sunthone Sayachak said she was pleased with Vietnam ’s comprehensive development, especially in socio-economics and foreign relations.

She thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their whole-hearted and effective support for the Lao people and vowed to try her best to developing traditional ties between the two countries./.