Vietnamese, Lao leaders determined to boost special ties

Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang hosted a banquette in honor of Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachit in Hanoi on Tuesday.

In his address, Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong highlighted the significance of the Lao leader's visit: "Amidst the current situation, more than ever that the two Parties, States and people need to work closely, promote the tradition of solidarity, and support each other to make our revolution a success toward the goal of socialism. The Vietnamese Party, State, and people will forever maintain and bolster the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos for prosperity and happiness of the two peoples, and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

Lao Party leader and President Bounnhang Vorachith expressed his belief in Vietnam's further success in national development: "Once again, on behalf of the Lao Party, State, and people, we would like to express our sincere thank and gratitude to the Vietnamese Party, State, and people for supporting us in our revolutionary cause, past struggle, and current development. We will do our best to maintain and promote the traditional friendship and solidarity created by President Ho Chi Minh and President Kayson Phomvihan and fostered by generations of the two countries.

Source: VOV5