President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (R) receives Vice President of the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee Khambay Damlat (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man received Vice President of the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee Khambay Damlath in Hanoi on December 24.

At the meeting, Man spoke highly of Laos’ 2018 achievements as well as the fine development of the two countries’ traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation through the exchange of delegations and the signing of cooperation agreements.

He suggested stepping up transport connectivity between the two countries such as the Thakhek-Mu Gia-Tan Ap-Vung Ang railway running through Laos’ Vientiane and Vietnam’s central Quang Binh and Ha Tinh provinces, and the Hanoi-Vientiane Highway.

The two sides should expand investment in infrastructure at border gates and continue coordinating in the search for, repatriation and reburial of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts who fell down in Laos during the wartime.

Appreciating the outcomes of the talks between the two fronts, he showed his belief that both sides will intensify collaboration, contributing to boosting the bilateral relations.

Khambay Damlat informed the host of Laos’ front work in 2018, especially the implementation of the memorandum of understanding on the building of a Laos-Vietnam border gate of peace, friendship, and cooperation for mutual development.

He stated that the two fronts will continue carrying out signed agreements, intensifying the exchange of experience in front work, thus helping bring the Laos-Vietnam relations to a new height, for the benefits of the two peoples, and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

The same day, the guest held talks with Hau A Lenh, Vice President and General Secretary of the VFF Central Committee.-VNA