27/12/2017 10:25 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Lao Party chief lauds dedication of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers

General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith has lauded the dedication of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and military experts to Laos’s national liberation in the past and its current country-building effort.

During a reception in Vientiane on December 26 for head of the National Liaison Committee and former Commissar of the High Command of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and military experts in Laos Maj. Gen. Huynh Dac Huong, Vorachith said the Vietnamese guests’ visit takes place at a time when the two countries recently concluded the Year of Friendship and Solidarity 2017, contributing to developing the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation fostered by the two Parties, States and peoples.

He expressed his sincere thanks to the Communist Party of Vietnam, government and people for providing valuable support for Lao people in the past as well as at current.

The host wished that Vietnamese people will reap greater successes in the national construction and achieve the goal of building a modern, industrialised nation.

Huong, for his part, affirmed that former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and military experts will actively join people-to-people diplomatic activities, contributing to maintaining and nurturing the bilateral special solidarity.

He believed that young generations of the two countries will continue developing the bilateral special relations.

The same day, the Vietnamese delegation paid courtesy calls to Lao Defence Minister Chansamone Chanyalath and head of the LPRP Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Sounthone Sayachac.

Earlier on December 25, the delegation held meetings with the Laos – Vietnam Friendship Association and the Lao War Veterans’ Association Central Committee.

The visit started on December 21 and will wrap up on December 29.