The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee has sent a congratulatory message to the 9th National Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP), affirming support and belief in the Lao revolutionary cause.

The CPV Central Committee on behalf of the Vietnamese Party and people expressed its pleasure with the great, comprehensive and historically significant achievements recorded by the Lao fraternal people after 25 years of the renovation process and five years of implementation of the 8 th Congress Resolution, saying they unceasingly increased the Lao revolution’s strength and raised the prestige and position of Laos in the international arena.

“The successes reaffirm the correct and creative policy of the LPRP, a party unyielding to all difficulties and challenges, striving for the goal of national independence, for a strong and rich country and people’s happiness, for peace, national independence, democracy and social progress in the world,” the message said.

The 9 th national congress of the DPRP is an important event of the Lao Party, State and people, marking a new stage of development of the Lao revolution, mapping out guidelines to continue increasing the national great solidarity bloc and unity in the entire Party. It raises the role and the capacity of the leadership, organises the successful implementation of the renovation process, striving to bring the country out of underdevelopment by 2020, creating a premise for industrialisation and modernisation of the country as it develops strongly towards socialism.

“Being a close friend and comrade of the Lao party and people of tribes, we always provide support and strongly believe that under the leadership of the DPRP, the Lao fraternal people will continue to obtain new and greater achievements in their national renovation, successfully implementing the Resolution of the 9 th National Party Congress, and building Laos into a state of peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity,” it affirmed.

In its message, the CPV Central Committee described the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, fostered by the late President Ho Chi Minh, the late President Kaysone Phomvihane and generations of leaders of the two parties, states and peoples as an element of the success of the revolutionary cause of each country.

“The Vietnamese Party, State and people will spare no effort to join hands with the Lao Party, State and people to treasure and bring the special relations to a new height, for the benefit of people in each country, for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world,” the message said.

The CPV Central Committee took this opportunity to expressed its deep gratitude to the Lao Party, State and people for their valuable support and assistance to their Vietnamese counterparts during the struggle for national liberation, reunification in the past as well as during the doi moi (renewal) process, and the present national construction and defence./.