Song Tao, Special Envoy of General Secretary Xi Jinping and Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee travelled to Laos to brief the situation of the 19th CPC National Congress from November 2nd to 3rd. Bounnhang Vorachith, General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos met in Vientiane with Song on November 2nd.
Song conveyed General Secretary Xi Jinping’s verbal message to Bounnhang. In his verbal message, Xi thanked the LPRP Central Committee and General Secretary Bounnhang for sending a congratulatory message on the convening of the 19th CPC National Congress and his re-election as General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, and stressed that under guidance of the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, the CPC and Chinese people will make new and greater contributions to promoting the building of a new type of international relations and of a community with shared future for mankind. Both as socialist countries with the leadership of the Communist Party, China is willing to, together with Laos, continue upholding the principle of “long-term stability, good-neighborliness, mutual trust and all-round cooperation” and the spirit of being “good neighbors, good friends, good comrades, and good partners”, and consolidate the unbreakable community of a shared future between China and Laos, so as to open up a realm for the promotion of socialist cause.
Song briefed on the main spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, and stressed that the Congress is a meeting of great importance taking place during the decisive stage in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and at a critical moment as socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era as well as a meeting of remaining true to our original aspiration and keeping our mission firmly in mind, holding high the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics and uniting and forging ahead. The most prominent historical contribution of the Congress is the establishment of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as the guiding ideology for the CPC, which is a historic leapfrog of the combination of the basic principle of Marxism with actual conditions of China, and also the latest outcome of the localization of Marxism in China. It will not only be an action guide for the building of socialism with Chinese characteristics, but also of great significance for the development of the cause of world socialist. We will adhere to the guiding role of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, hold high the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, keep on working with great determination, work hard, and lead the Chinese people of all ethnic groups to strive to realize the goals and tasks set forth at the 19th CPC National Congress.
Bounnhang thanked General Secretary Xi’s verbal message, and asked Song to convey his sincere greetings and best wishes to General Secretary Xi. He expressed that the Lao side speaks highly of the great achievements the 19th CPC National Congress has made, and of the theoretical contributions Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era made to the cause of world socialist. It is believed that under the guidance of the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress and the leadership of the CPC with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, the Chinese people will continuously open up a new realm for socialism with Chinese characteristics, build a moderately prosperous society in all respects and realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.
Bounnhang stressed that Laos and China are good neighbors, good friends, good comrades, and good partners. The Lao side stands ready to make joint efforts with China to constantly enhance exchanges and cooperation between both parties, and push Laos-China comprehensive cooperative partnership for continuous and in-depth development, so as to jointly build a solid community of shared future between Laos and China.