Mr. Bounnhang Volachith's visit his first overseas trip since his recent election.
General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos, Mr. Bounnhang Volachith, is paying an official friendly visit to Vietnam from April 25 to 27.
In welcoming Mr. Volachith, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said himself choosing Vietnam as his first destination after his election reflects the fostering of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Laos and Vietnam.
He believes that the visit, which takes place following the National Party Congress in the two countries and the election of deputies to the Lao National Assembly, will contribute to strengthening ties between the two Parties and countries.
At his meeting with Mr. Volachith on April 25, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc confirmed that the Vietnamese Government would continue doing its utmost to work with Laos in nurturing friendship and cooperation.
He lauded Laos’ socioeconomic development, believing that under the sound leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party the country will make even further progress.
On the same day the Lao leader was received by National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who said that in her new position she will work to boost collaboration between the two legislative bodies and nurture the Vietnam-Laos friendship.
The visit, made at the invitation of Mr. Trong and State President Tran Dai Quang, is the first overseas trip by Mr. Volachith in his role as Lao Party General Secretary and President in the 2016-2020 term.