Beijing, October 29th—Song Tao, Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, held working talks here today with Sounthone Xayachack, Special Envoy of General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and Head of the Party's National External Relations Committee.
Song warmly welcomed Sounthone, as the special envoy of General Secretary of the LPRP Central Committee Bounnhang Vorachith, to pay a special visit to China to extend congratulations on the successful conclusion of the 19th CPC National Congress and General Secretary Xi Jinping’s re-election as General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee. Song expressed that such gesture fully shows that the LPRP Central Committee led by General Secretary Bounnhang Vorachith holds friendly sentiments toward the CPC and attaches high importance to China-Laos relations, which will definitely make positive contributions to further enhancing political mutual trust between both countries, and pushing forward China-Laos comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership for constant, health and stable development.
Song briefed Sounthone on the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress. Song expressed that the most important and key reason why the CPC and China could make remarkable historical achievements since the 18th CPC National Congress is the establishment of General Secretary Xi Jinping at the core and lays in the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core. At present, the primary political task for the Party is to earnestly study, deeply comprehend and fully implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, to consciously put ideas into practice in line with the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, and to gather wisdom and strength to the implementation of various tasks determined at the 19th CPC National Congress.
On behalf of the LPRP Central Committee and General Secretary Bounnhang Vorachith, Sounthone once again expressed warm congratulations on the successful conclusion of the 19th CPC National Congress and General Secretary Xi Jinping’s re-election as General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee. He highly appraised the splendid achievements of the 19th CPC National Congress, especially the establishment of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as a guiding principle for the CPC. Sounthone said that as a significant landmark in the history of the CPC, the 19th CPC National Congress has attracted high attention from political parties of various countries in the world. It is believed that under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, the CPC and the Chinese people will surely and smoothly realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.
Speaking highly of relations between the two countries and the two parties, both sides expressed that the International Department of the CPC Central Committee and the LPRP’s National External Relations Committee should continuously intensify coordination, and well implement the important consensus reached by the two general secretaries of the two parties, so as to constantly elevate China-Laos comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to new levels.