Their message was delivered to General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President Bounnhang Vorachith, PM Thongloun Sisoulith and National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou. In the message, the Vietnamese leaders expressed joy at the great achievements that the Lao people have recorded in their cause of national construction and defense under the clear-sighted leadership of the LPRP. They noted that after nearly three years implementing the resolution of the 10th National Congress of the LPRP, the socio-political situation in Laos has been kept stable, national defense and security has been maintained, the Lao economy has continued to grow and social, cultural and educational affairs have made progress, while the Lao people’s living conditions have constantly been improved and the country’s prestige and position in the international and regional arena have been enhanced. “Congratulations on your important accomplishments. We wish the Lao people, under the clear-sighted leadership of the LPRP headed by General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith, greater achievements in implementing the Resolution of the 10th National Congress of the LPRP and the 8th Five-year Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2016-2020, and in preparing for the successful organization of Party congresses at all levels towards the 11th Party National Congress,” the message read. The same day, Deputy PM and FM Pham Binh Minh extended his greetings to Lao FM Saleumxay Kommasith. Head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan also sent a congratulatory message to his Lao counterpart Sunthon Xayachack./.