Party chief receives Lao and Chinese envoys

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong received special envoys Thongloun Sisoulith of Lao Party General Secretary and President Choummaly Sayasone, and Wang Jiarui of Chinese Party General Secretary and President Hu Jintao at separate meetings in Hanoi on Jan. 20.

Thongloun Sisoulith and Wang Jiarui conveyed congratulatory messages from their Party General Secretaries and Presidents to Party General Secretary Trong and the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee on the success of the 11th National Party Congress.

They expressed their belief that the Vietnamese people under the clear-sighted leadership of the CPV with Party General Secretary Trong as its chief would post greater achievements in the renewal process and national industrialisation and modernisation to successfully implement the Resolution of the 11th Congress.

Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, who is also member of the Politburo of the Laos People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and Head of the LPRP Commission for External Relations, affirmed that the relationship between the Party, State and people of Laos and Vietnam is an exemplary relationship in the international sphere.

The Lao Party, State and people always attach importance to, and will do their utmost to constantly consolidate and enhance the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Laos and Vietnam to a new height of development, he said.

Thongloun Sisoulith conveyed an invitation to visit Laos from Lao Party General Secretary and President Choummaly Sayasone to Party General Secretary Trong.

Wang Jiarui, member of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Head of the CPCCC’s International Liaison Department, affirmed that the traditional friendship between China and Vietnam is a valuable treasure of the two Parties and peoples and needs to be preserved and fostered for future generations.

The Chinese Party, State and people will pursue and exert their utmost for the strong and profound development of the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two Parties, States and peoples to benefit the two peoples and contribute to the world’s socialist cause, he said.

He also conveyed an invitation to visit China from Chinese Party General Secretary and President Hu Jintao to Party General Secretary Trong.

The Vietnamese Party leader thanked Lao Party General Secretary and President Choummaly Sayasone and Chinese Party General Secretary and President Hu Jintao for sending their special envoys to convey their congratulatory messages, which he described as evidence of the profound friendship, fine sentiments and comradeship between Vietnam and Laos and between Vietnam and China.

The Vietnamese Party, State and people consistently pursue the external policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development; openness, diversification and multilateralisation of international relations and a proactive and active approach to international economic integration with top priority to consolidating and strengthening the fine friendship with neighbouring countries in a strong and comprehensive manner, said the Party leader.

The Vietnamese Party, State and people always respect the friendship, great support and valuable assistance of the Lao and Chinese Parties, States and peoples to Vietnam’s revolutionary cause, renewal process and national construction and defence and will do their best for the profound, effective and practical development of this relationship, he said.

Party General Secretary Trong passed on his thanks and accepted the invitations to visit Laos and China at a convenient time.

Trong also asked Thongloun Sisoulith and Wang Jiarui to convey his best regards and New Year wishes to Lao Party General Secretary and President Choummaly Sayasone and Chinese Party General Secretary and President Hu Jintao and other senior Party and State leaders of Laos and China./.

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