Congratulatory messages sent to Lao leaders on National Day

Top leaders of Vietnam on Friday sent messages of congratulations to their Lao counterparts on the nation's 42nd National Day (December 2).

Congratulatory messages from General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan were delivered to General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee and President Bounnhang Vorachith, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, and National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou.

In the messages, the Vietnamese leaders highlighted the continuous development of the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States, and people of Vietnam and Laos. They congratulated the Lao people on their huge achievements in the cause of national protection and construction under the leadership of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party over the past 42 years.

The Vietnamese leaders also expressed their belief that the Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017, which celebrates the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations and 40 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation, will mark a milestone in the glorious development paths of both nations.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh cabled a congratulatory message to Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith.

Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee's Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan also extended a message of congratulations to his Lao counterpart Sunthon Xayachack.

Source: VOV5