Lao party chief meets with Liu Qibao on deepening cooperation
 ( 2016.12.22 )

VIENTIANE, Dec. 22 -- General Secretary of Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP), President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachit has met with Liu Qibao, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee on Tuesday.

Liu, who is also head of the CPC Central Committee's Publicity Department, was in Lao capital Vientiane for the fifth theory seminar between the two parties.

At the meeting, Liu conveyed greetings of CPC Central Committee's General Secretary Xi Jinping to Bounnhang, saying that during 55 years of diplomatic ties, the two countries have achieved fruitful results in cooperation in various fields.

China is willing to join hands with Laos in implementing consensus reached by general secretaries of the two parties, further enhancing high-level exchanges, deepening practical cooperation, promoting people-to-people exchanges, and establishing an unbreakable community of common destiny, Liu said.

The senior Chinese party official also briefed Bounnhang on the sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee.

Bounnhang, for his part, sent his greetings to Xi and congratulated the successful organization of the sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee.

Bounnhang said the community of common destiny between Laos and China is of great strategic importance. Lao party and government attach great significance to the traditional friendship with China, and will continuously promote bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various areas.

Meanwhile, during the fifth theory seminar between CPC and LPRP in Vientiane, Liu and Chansy Phosikham, member of the Politburo of LPRP Central Committee, member of the Secretariat of the LPRP Central Committee and Head of the LPRP Central Committee's Commission for Organization delivered keynote speeches, as well as introduced measures and experiences of the two parties in strengthening self-construction.

During his time in Laos, Liu also met with Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune, member of Secretariat of the LPRP Central Committee, Head of the LPRP Central Committee's Publicity Department; attended a signing ceremony on media cooperation between China and Laos, and relevant events to mark the 10th anniversary of China Radio International in Laos.