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Party leader, President receives Lao counterpart

 Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong on October 28 hosted a reception for his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachith and a high-ranking delegation from the Lao Party and State, who are on a Vietnam visit to attend the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnamese Volunteer Soldiers and Experts in Laos.

Hailing their visit, the Vietnamese leader described it as a source of encouragement for the Vietnamese Party, State, army and people, especially former Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts in Laos.

He highlighted the close fraternity between the two nations who have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with each other in their struggles for national liberation and construction.

The leader congratulated Laos on the country’s achievements in the past time, expressing his belief that under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP), the Lao people will reap further results in the renewal process, realise all targets set by the 10th Congress of the LPRP, and successfully organise the party congresses at all levels.

Bounnhang Vorachith, for his part, expressed his delight at the special solidarity and robust relations between the two countries which have been developed in various sectors and brought practical benefit to each people.

He took the occasion to thank Vietnam’s whole-hearted support in the past years, affirming Laos will coordinate with Vietnam to carry out agreements inked between the two Parties and States, contributing to elevating the great friendship, special solidary and comprehensive cooperation to a new high.

The Lao leader spoke highly of the roles of the Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts in Laos, saying they made positive contributions to the Lao revolution.

The Lao Party, State and people always feel an immense gratitude to the relatives of Vietnamese martyrs, wounded soldiers, and former Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts in Laos, he stressed.

At the event, both leaders agreed that the celebration will offer a good occasion for 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.