Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on Mar 16 said that Vietnam will continue raising relations with Laos to a higher level in the interest of the two countries and for regional peace, stability and development.
He made this statement while receiving a Politburo member of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee, Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Foreign Affairs Thongloun Sisoulith who is on a visit to Vietnam to co-chair the sixth friendship meeting between the two countries' ministries of foreign affairs.
Trong highly valued the cooperation between the two ministries in recent years, expressing his belief that they will continue to coordinate closely to boost information and experience exchanges and implement cooperation agreements reached by their parties and governments.
He suggested that the two ministries work together to organise events and festivals to celebrate the Year of Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship 2012.
Thongloun Sisoulith conveyed the warmest regards from Lao Party General Secretary cum State President Choummaly Sayasone to Party General Secretary Trong.
He emphasised that the Lao Party, State and people will make efforts to develop long-lasting relations between the two countries.