Mentioning Vietnam – Laos solidarity cultivated by both sides’ leaders, Man affirmed the Vietnamese Government, Party, National Assembly, Front and people always give priority to cementing the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with Laos.

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (R) and President of the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee Xaysomphone Phomvihane (Photo: VNA)
The front leader suggested both sides work together to build plans to realise their memorandum of understanding on cooperation and the joint communiqué on outcomes of an international conference on building a Vietnam – Laos borderline of peace, friendship and comprehensive cooperation for 2017 – 2020.

He asked the Lao Front for National Construction to push for facilitating the searching and repatriation of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who laid down their lives in Laos during wartime and to propose the Lao Party and Government create favourable conditions for Vietnamese expatriates in the country.

Expressing his delight at fruitful growth of the Vietnam – Laos relations, Xaysomphone Phomvihane stressed activities marking the two countries’ 55 years of diplomatic ties and 40 years of signing of their Treaty on Amity and Cooperation in 2017 contributed to educating their people, particularly youths, on the special relationship.

He said the two fronts’ cooperation has achieved effective outcomes via joint programmes, and delegation and experience exchanges.

The Lao official highlighted his belief that the visit to Vietnam will help his front understand more about the VFF’s ideology and history, thus contributing to further enhancing the Vietnam – Laos traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation./.