|Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachith.
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong on October 28 hosted a reception for his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachith and a senior delegation from the Lao Party and State, who are on a Vietnam visit to attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnamese Volunteer Soldiers and Experts in Laos.
The top Vietnamese leader highlighted the visit as a source of encouragement for the Vietnamese Party, State, army and people, especially former Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts in Laos.
He glowingly spoke of the close fraternity between the two countries who have stood side by side in their struggles for national liberation and construction.
Trong congratulated Laos on its tremendous achievements over the recent past whilst expressing his confidence that under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP), the Lao people will reap further attainments in the renewal process, fulfill all targets set by the 10th Congress of the LPRP, and successfully organise the party congresses at all levels.
In reply, Bounnhang Vorachith thanked Vietnam’s wholehearted support in the past years, affirming his nation’s readiness to work hand in hand with Vietnam to carry out agreements signed between the two Parties and States, thus helping take the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation to new heights.
The Lao leader hailed the roles of the Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts in Laos as well as their considerable contributions to the Lao revolution.
The Lao Party, State and people always show a feeling of gratitude to the relatives of Vietnamese martyrs, wounded soldiers, and former Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts in Laos, he emphasized.
The two senior leaders that the celebration will give a good occasion to the two countries to look back on their special solidarity, and show gratitude to the contributions by the Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts to the revolutionary causes of the two Parties, as well as independence and freedom of the two peoples.