January 23, 2011Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Choummaly Sayasone last week sent a congratulatory message to the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) to mark the success of the 11th National Congress of the CPV, which ended on January 19.
Mr Choummaly ap-pointed his special envoy Dr Thongloun Sisoulith – a member of the Lao Politburo and Head of the External Relations Committee of the Party Central Committee – to represent him in delivering the congratulatory message in Hanoi.
Dr Thongloun on Thursday paid a courtesy visit to newly-elected CPV Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong to present the message. Mr Trong was elected as Secretary General during the 11th CPV congress.
Dr Thongloun, who is also Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, conveyed the warmest greetings and congratulations of the Party Central Committee’s Executive Committee and Secretary General Choummaly , who is also the Lao president, on the sound success of the congress.
The Executive Committee and Secretary General Choum-maly also congratulated Mr Trong on being elected as Secretary General of the CPV.
Dr Thongloun said he highly valued the great achievements the brotherly Vietnamese people had gained in carrying out their renovation tasks.
Laos was confident that under the wise leadership of the CPV headed by Mr Trong, the people of Vietnam will gain greater achievements in implementing resolutions approved by the congress in order to build the Socialist Republic of Vietnam into an industrialised nation by 2020.
The message also conveyed the belief that Vietnam’s ambitions to achieve a prosperous people, strong nation, democracy, justice, and civilisation towards stable socialism would be reached.
On this occasion, the special envoy expressed sincere thanks for the valuable and effective support and assistance the Party, government and people of Vietnam have extended to Laos.
Dr Thongloun said the Party, government and people of Laos will do their utmost to enrich the traditional friendly relations between the two neighbours for greater, more fruitful and broader cooperation.