Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Volachith received Major General Huynh Dac Huong (Photo: VNA) 

The meeting was in the framework of the visit to the ancient battlefield from December 21st to 29th of the delegation.

The Lao leader emphasized that the visit took place at a time when the two countries were concluding the Year of Friendship and Solidarity 2017, contributing to developing the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation fostered by the two Parties, States and peoples.

He expressed his sincere thanks to the Communist Party of Vietnam, government and people for providing valuable support for Lao people in the past as well as currently.

Mr. Bounnhang Volachith wished that Vietnamese people would reap greater successes in national construction and achieve the goal of building a modern, industrialized nation.

At the meeting, Mr. Huynh Dac Huong affirmed that former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and military experts would actively join people-to-people diplomatic activities, contributing to maintaining and nurturing the special bilateral solidarity.

He also believed that the young generations of the two countries will continue developing the bilateral special relations, deserving the sacrifice of previous generations.

On the same day, the Vietnamese delegation paid courtesy visits to Lao leaders such as Lao Defence Minister Chansamone Chanyalath, and head of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Sounthone Sayachac.

On December 25th, the delegation had meetings with the Laos - Vietnam Friendship Association and the Lao War Veterans’ Association Central Committee./.