Choummaly Saygnasone, general secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee and president of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, met with a Communist Party of China (CPC) delegation in Vientiane on Tuesday.
The Chinese delegation is headed by He Yong, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and deputy secretary of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
During the meeting, Choummaly said Laos and China share common visions and goals. It serves the common interests of the two sides to continuously consolidate and strengthen the bilateral good-neighborly and friendly cooperative relations.
Choummaly said the two countries have seen frequent exchanges of high-level visits and enhanced political mutual trust. The economic and trade cooperation have been deepened and expanded. China's investment in Laos has made important contribution to the Lao economic development.
Choummaly said Laos will continue to support the development of bilateral comprehensive cooperation, so as to bring more benefits to the friendly cooperation of the two parties and the two countries in all fields.
For his part, He Yong said China and Laos have scored progress in recent years in bilateral relations featuring long-term stability, good-neighborly friendship, mutual trust and comprehensive cooperation.
He said China is willing to work together with Laos to explore new cooperation areas of the two parties and the two countries, and diversify the forms and contents of the bilateral friendly cooperation.
He said the Chinese party and government are always committed to supporting Lao's development and the cause of building socialist country.
He conveyed the greetings and best wishes from Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and Chinese President to Choummaly.
Choummaly asked He to pass his best wishes to Hu. The party chief congratulated China on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China which is to fall on Oct. 1. Choummaly said he believed Chinese people will make even greater achievements under the leadership of the CPC.
He arrived in Vietnam on Sunday at the invitation of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.