Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Hau A Lenh met President of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) Saysomphone Phomvihane (R) (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) - Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Hau A Lenh met President of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) Saysomphone Phomvihane in Vientiane on May 28 as part of his four-day visit to the country.

At the meeting, Lenh informed his host about the outcomes of his talks with LFNC Vice President Khambay Damlath, saying he hopes the LFNC chief to direct the enhancement of friendship and cooperation activities, particularly between Vietnamese and Lao social organisations and people, toward effectiveness.

He also asked the Lao front leader to pay attention to facilitating the activities of Vietnamese expatriates and students in Laos.

Saysomphone Phomvihane stated fruitful cooperation between the Vietnamese and Lao fronts will contribute to the two nations’ special relations.

The official lauded outcomes of the talks between Lenh and his deputy, particularly the review of one-year implementation of a joint communiqué issued at a 2017 international conference on building the Vietnam-Laos border of peace, friendship and comprehensive cooperation for mutual development. 

He suggested the two fronts carry out joint field trips along provinces that share the border to build a better mechanism to address free migration, unregistered marriage and goods smuggling in the area.

He expected the sides to continue their implementation of a cooperation programme among the VFF, the LFNC and the Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodia Motherland, thus tightening the traditional solidarity, friendship and cooperation among the neighbouring nations.

Prior to his meeting with Saysomphone Phomvihane, Lenh held talks with LFNC Vice President Khambay Damlath. The sides agreed that joint efforts to build a peaceful border had recorded in organisation of communication campaigns and information exchanges in order to prevent and promptly deal with incidents occurring in border areas.

They also lauded outcomes of border demarcation, marker planting and patrol work during the one-year period.

They expressed their delight at the widespread implementation of the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia front cooperation programme, which was signed in 2017.

As heard at the talks, the VFF would open a short-term training course on front work for 20 officials from the LFNC.-VNA