Vientiane, November 2nd—Song Tao, Special Envoy of General Secretary Xi Jinping and Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee held talks here today with Sounthone Xayachack, Head of National External Relations Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP).
Song introduced the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress. He expressed that the most prominent historical contribution of this Congress is the raise of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the establishment of it as a guiding ideology the CPC must follow for a long time. Through the practice of the CPC’s external work, we feel that Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has already and will constantly exert profound global and international influence.
Song expressed that General Secretary Xi Jinping specially stressed in the report to the 19th CPC National Congress that the CPC strives for both the wellbeing of the Chinese people and human progress. The 19th CPC National Congress made a top-level design for China’s diplomacy in the new era, made clear the goal we strive for and demonstrated China’s firm determination to jointly create a bright future for mankind with various countries in the world. China and Laos are a community of shared future with strategic significance. The Chinese side is willing to make joint efforts with the Lao side to well implement the important consensus reached by the two general secretaries, further intensify high-level exchanges between the two parties, deepen experience exchanges in party governance and state administration, enhance cooperation in cadre training between the two parties, and advance such practical cooperation as the “Belt and Road” construction, so as to make new contributions to the constant and in-depth development.
Sounthone expressed that the Lao side highly appraised the historical achievements in the past five years made by the Chinese people led by the CPC with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core. Laos warmly congratulates on the complete success of the 19th CPC National Congress, is very pleased to see the theoretical innovation and development of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and believes that the 19th CPC National Congress will further expand the breadth and depth of China’s cooperation with the world. China’s diplomacy confirmed in the report to the 19th CPC National Congress is conducive to pushing forward the relations between the two countries and the two parties for new stages. The Lao side stands ready to, together with China, constantly enhance political mutual trust, deepen practical cooperation, and strive to build an unbreakable community of common destiny for Laos and China.