Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed on June 13 that Vietnam will do its best to preserve and develop its special relationship with Laos for the benefit of both countries. He made the statement at a reception in Hanoi for Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee Chansy Phosikham during his working visit to Vietnam.

Phosikham informed his host of cooperative results between the two Party Central Committees’ Commissions for Personnel and Organisation. He affirmed that the commissions will cooperate closely to implement their agreements, making them bear fruit.

Trong expressed his belief that under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, Lao people will continue to gain new achievements in implementing the 9 th Party Congress Resolution and the 7 th five-year socio-economic development plan. Trong said he hopes that both commissions will increase the exchange of experience in Party building and personnel training, and work together in organising celebrations of the Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam Friendship Year. On the same day, To Huy Rua, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Head of the Commission for Organisation of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, also held talks with Phosikham. The two sides exchanged information related to Party building work and the implementation of cooperative programmes in the 2011-15 period.-VNA