Vietnam, Laos enjoy growing ties

VOV.VN - Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone has expressed his delight at special relations between Vietnam and Laos, which have grown extensively across a variety of fields.

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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on October 24 hosted a reception for Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone in Hanoi.

Sonexay Siphandone expressed his sympathy for human and property losses suffered by Vietnamese people during the recent devastating floods and expressed his belief that under the leadership of the CPV, Vietnamese people will overcome difficulties and challenges to reap greater achievements in the reform process. 

He briefed his host on the recent situation in his nation, outcomes of his talks with Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and working results with ministries and sectors of Vietnam.

He assured the Lao Government's readiness to closely work with its Vietnamese counterpart to instruct ministries, agencies and localities to effectively realize agreements signed by senior leaders of the two Parties and countries, as well as agreements reached at the 39th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee, while preparing for the 40th meeting of the committee.

Party leader Trong urged the two Governments to instruct ministries, agencies, localities and businesses to work hand in hand to effectively implement Vietnam-Laos joint statements, high-level agreements reached by leaders of the CPV and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) as well as the two countries, cooperation agreements between the two Governments, along with joint programmes and plans. 

He suggested intensifying the exchange of information, experience and devising measures to actualize resolutions adopted at national congresses of each Party.

The General Secretary called for concerted efforts to prepare for the 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee, and  launch  a string of activities marking the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017.

Vietnam strongly supports the reform cause in Laos and believes that under the leadership of the LPRP, the management of the Government and the supervision of the National Assembly, Lao people will obtain more achievements in the reform process, Trong said.