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Top Lao leader visits Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

Lao Party General Secretary and State President Thongloun Sisoulith on June 29 talked with officials, lecturers and students of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA) that has helped to train many key Party leaders of Laos.

Those who have undergone training at the academy have become valuable human resources for the cause of national defence, construction and development in Laos, he said.

The HCMA has significantly contributed to promoting the relationship between the two countries, the Lao leader stressed.

Thongloun Sisoulith recalled the great contributions and sacrifices of Vietnamese soldiers and people during the Lao people’s struggle for national liberation in the past, and suggested the two countries continue efforts in preserving and enhancing the bilateral ties.

HCMA President Nguyen Xuan Thang said, assigned by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the Vietnamese State, the academy admits nearly 500 Lao officials for training courses each year.

The HCMA will step up cooperation in the training of officials, managers and scientists, and increase policy consultations with Lao agencies, firstly the National Academy of Politics and Public Administration of Laos, considering this a leading important political task in international collaboration.

Accordingly, the two sides will focus on carrying out a project on studying the thoughts of President Ho Chi Minh and President Kaysone Phomvihane, and another building the Lao academy’s office in Champasak province.

On this occasion, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in coordination with the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations and the HCMA organised a photo exhibition at the academy, featuring the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries./.