Senior officials paid a courtesy call to visiting Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong on Feb 25 as the latter in on a two-day goodwill visit to the Lao PDR.
The Lao officials included the President of the Lao Front for National Development Xaysomphone Phomvihane, the President of the National Assembly Committee on Planning, Finance and Audit Vilayvong Bouddakham, who is also the chairman of the Lao-Vietnamese Friendship Association.
Representing the Lao officials, Mr. Xaysomphone expressed heartfelt happiness to learn that Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong, who is also the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, has chosen the Lao PDR for his first overseas trip after he was appointed to the post in October 2018 noting that his goodwill visit to Laos reflected the mutual trust between the two Parties and two governments of Laos and Vietnam.
The host officials highly valued the visit by Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong as a significant contribution to enhancing the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, two governments and peoples of Laos and Vietnam which were established by the great President Ho Chi Minh, and beloved Presidents Kaysone Phomvihane and Souphanouvong and nurtured by several generations of leaders, revolutionaries and peoples of the two countries.
In reply, the Vietnamese President expressed thanks to the Lao officials for paying him a courtesy visit on the occasion of his goodwill visit to the Lao PDR.