Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung (L) and Lao newly-elected President Bounnhang Vorachit (Source: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung has congratulated General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Bounnhang Vorachit on his new position as the State President.

The Lao leader was elected to the position at the first session of the 8th National Assembly of Laos which opened in Vientiane on April 20.

During his meeting with the Lao official in Vientiane on April 22, Hung expressed his belief that under his leadership, the Lao people will successfully implement the Resolution of the LPRP’s 10th Congress and the country’s Socio-economic Plan in 2016-2020, thus promoting industrialisation and modernisation, and increasing the position of the nation in the international arena.

He said he hopes for stronger relations between the two countries’ Party, State and people in the future.

The Vietnamese diplomat also took the occasion to call for more assistance from Laos’ Party, State and Government for his agency.

For his part, Bounnhang Vorachit highlighted the enhanced relations between Laos and Vietnam in recent times, affirming that he will do his best to further foster the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations.

He stated that assistance provided by Vietnam for Laos both in the past and at present are very valuable, contributing remarkably to his country’s development.

The Lao leader also thanked the Vietnamese Embassy for its contributions to developing the bilateral ties, affirming that he will continue supporting the agency to implement its political tasks.-VNA