Top Vietnamese leaders on March 22 offered congratulations to newly elected leaders of the State, Government, and National Assembly of Laos.
New President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith delivers his inauguration speech in front of the National Assembly on March 22 (Photo: VNA)
– Top Vietnamese leaders on March 22 offered
congratulations to newly elected leaders of the State, Government, and
National Assembly of Laos.
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu
Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi
Kim Ngan, and State Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh sent congratulatory
messages to State President Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh, National Assembly Chairman Saysomphone
Phomvihane, and Vice State Presidents Bounthong Chitmani and Pany Yathotou, who
were elected at the first session of the 9th-tenure National
Assembly of Laos.
In their messages, the
Vietnamese leaders said the elections demonstrated the Lao parliament and
people’s trust in and high evaluation of the new leaders’ capacity, prestige,
and important contributions to the revolutionary cause and the national construction, defence and development of Laos.
They expressed their beliefs that the new leadership will effectively direct the implementation of the
resolution issued at the 11th National Congress of the Lao People’s
Revolutionary Party as well as the socio-economic development plan for 2021 –
2025, thereby successfully building Laos into a country of peace, independence,
democracy, unity, and prosperity with an increasingly important role in the
region and the world.
The leaders of Vietnam also affirmed the continuation of
close cooperation with their Lao counterparts to unceasingly consolidate and
develop the great friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation
between Vietnam and Laos, for the prosperity and happiness of the two countries' people.
The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign
Affairs Pham Binh Minh sent congratulations to Saleumxay Kommasith on the
latter’s re-election as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Laos.
Minh expressed his belief that Saleumxay Kommasith will
continue leading the Lao Foreign Ministry to effectively carry out the
country’s foreign policy of peace, independence, friendship, and cooperation
for development, in which the special Laos – Vietnam relations and the two
foreign ministries’ cooperation will be further promoted./.