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Vietnam Party Leader Pledges Closer Ties With Lao People’s Revolutionary Party

September 23, 2008

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website

[Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Vietnam, Laos determined to lift ties to new heights"]

Hanoi (VNA) -Vietnam , together with Laos, will strive to achieve new heights in bilateral ties, according to General Secretary Nong Duc Manh.

The Party leader made the affirmation while receiving Bunthong Chitmani, Secretary of the Laos People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and Head of the LPRP Central Organization Commission in Hanoi on Sept. 22.

General Secretary Manh placed great value on the results of talks between high-ranking delegations of the Central Organization Commissions of the LPRP and the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

He also praised the contributions of the two commissions in consolidating and strengthening the traditional relationship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.

Laotian official Bunthong Chitmany spoke highly of the support of the Vietnamese Party and State, especially the CPV’s Central Organization Commission, in training Laos’ personnel.

He also thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people’s assistance to Laos’ revolution in the past as well as the present national building.

The Lao Party, State and people will try its best to further develop relationship and cooperation with Vietnam, he said.

Earlier, Ho Duc Viet, Head of CPV Central Organization Commission held talks with his Lao counterpart Bunthong Chitmani.

The two sides exchanged ideas and discussed measures to implement the agreements signed between Vietnam and Laos’ high-ranking Party leaders, especially those focusing on personnel training.

During their stay in Vietnam , the LPRP Central Organization Commission delegation will work with the Party Committees of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and southern Can Tho city.

Originally published by VNA news agency website, Hanoi, in English 22 Sep 08.

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