Party chief stresses role of fronts, associations in bilateral ties

Thursday, 2016-11-24 22:25:43
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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and President of the Lao Front Saysomphone Phomvihane (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA—Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said he was pleased with the ties and cooperation between the Vietnam Fatherland Front and the Lao Front for National Construction during his meeting with President of the Lao Front Saysomphone Phomvihane in Vientiane on November 24.

He said the fronts hold an extremely important position in each country’s political system and history proved their major role in uniting their peoples and rallying their strength for their respective countries’ causes of national liberation and nation-building.

He expected that the Lao Front for National Construction to continue working to foster the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Laos and Vietnam.

For his part, Saysomphone Phomvihane said the official visit to Laos by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong contributed to cementing Laos-Vietnam relations.

He congratulated Vietnamese people on their immense socioeconomic achievements under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for always granting valuable support and assistance to the Lao people.

He said the Vietnam Fatherland Front has always worked and shared experience with the Lao Front for National Construction and that it is very active in promoting cooperation between the national fronts of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

He underlined the need for educating people in and popularising the history of the special Vietnam-Laos relationship and remaining vigilant against plots to divide the two countries and expressed his hope that bilateral cooperation will contribute even more to each country’s prosperity and its people’s happiness.

Later that day, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong received Vilayvong Butdakham, President of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association.

He said the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association and the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association played an important role in communicating information about the special Vietnam-Laos relationship to people of all walks of life—especially young people.

He hoped that the association will take more initiatives and conduct more helpful activities to increase the friendship and solidarity between the two peoples.