Laos Officials Visit Vietnam to Consolidate Bilateral Relations

Anouphap Tounalom, Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee, and Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council of Vientiane is conducting a visit to Vietnam.

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Laos Officials Visit Vietnam to Consolidate Bilateral Relations
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 10 for Anouphap Tounalom, Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee, and Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council of Vientiane. (Photo: VOV)

Party General Secretary receives Lao official

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 10 for Anouphap Tounalom, Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee, and Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council of Vientiane.

The Party leader congratulated Laos on its comprehensive achievements, with active contributions made by the capital Vientiane. Vietnam always treasures and gives top priority to the special relationship between the two countries, he said, affirming Vietnam’s strong and comprehensive support for reform in the neighboring country.

He highlighted effective cooperation between the two capital cities, including the exchange of experience in Party building and collaboration in economy, trade, investment, infrastructure building, personnel training, and Covid-19 prevention and control. The Party chief urged Vientiane to step up close coordination and cooperation with Hanoi and other localities of Vietnam. He asked Anouphap Tounalom to convey his wishes and regards to Party General Secretary and State President Thongloun Sisoulith and other senior leaders of Laos.

For his part, Anouphap Tounalom also congratulated Vietnam on its great achievements and noted his belief that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) headed by the Party chief, the Vietnamese people will gain greater attainments. The official also thanked the Party, State, and people of Vietnam for their support to Laos, including Vientiane.

Laos will work together with Vietnam to promote their special solidarity, Anouphap Tounalom said, briefing his host on the situation in Laos and its capital city as well as the outcomes of his talks with Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung. Vientiane will join hands with Hanoi to effectively implement agreements reached by leaders of the two Parties and countries, and the two capital cities.

Laos Officials Visit Vietnam to Consolidate Bilateral Relations
NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue hosted a reception for Anouphap Tounalom, Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council of Vientiane. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnamese legislature ready to share the experience with Laos

The National Assembly (NA), including the NA Standing Committee’s Board for Deputy Affairs, stands ready to share experience regarding supervision activities of People’s Councils, the Vietnamese top legislator told a Lao official in Hanoi on August 10. NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue hosted a reception for Anouphap Tounalom, Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee, and Chairman of the People’s Council of Vientiane.

According to Hue, during the official visit to Laos by a delegation of the Vietnamese legislature last May, the two sides agreed to enhance cooperation between delegations of NA deputies and localities that share the borderline and sister localities, including Hanoi and Vientiane. He noted that the two capital cities have set an example for cooperation at the local level, with the sharing of experience in Party building, socio-economic development, and activities of People’s Councils. Hue used the occasion to thank Vientiane’s authorities for creating conditions for Vietnamese firms to do business in the city and called on Anouphap Tounalom and other leaders of Vientiane to further facilitate their operations.

For his part, Anouphap Tounalom said his visit aims to contribute to tightening the great friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, and celebrating the Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam Solidarity and Friendship Year 2022.

Highlighting the close ties between Hanoi and Vientiane, the official said the Lao capital city has also forged relations with Ho Chi Minh City and other localities of Vietnam. Anouphap Tounalom also described his visit as a start of cooperation between the People’s Councils of the two cities, saying the two sides will exchange operational experience, contributing to consolidating people-elected agencies in localities.

Valerie Mai