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President Xi Jinping Exchanges Messages with Bounnhang Vorachit on China-Laos Cooperation Against COVID-19

On 15 June, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President of the People's Republic of China, sent a verbal message on China-Laos cooperation against COVID-19 to Bounnhang Vorachit, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

Xi said that he is pleased to have received the warm and friendly letter of General Secretary Bounnhang, and is heartened to learn that China's assistance has played a positive role in Laos' fight against the disease.

On behalf of the CPC and the government and people of China, Xi extended hearty congratulations on Laos' progress in COVID-19 response under the strong leadership of the LPRP Central Committee headed by General Secretary Bounnhang. Xi said that China is ready to strengthen cooperation with Laos in combating the virus and expressed his confidence that with the two countries and all members of the international community working together, the ultimate victory will be achieved in the battle against COVID-19.

Xi said that he sets great store by growing the relationship between the two parties and the two countries. He expressed readiness to work with Bounnhang to implement the important consensus between the two sides and steadily advance the building of the China-Laos community with a shared future for the benefit of the two countries and peoples.

In a letter sent to Xi earlier, Bounnhang expressed appreciation for China's support for Laos' fight against COVID-19. Bounnhang noted that at the request of Laos, the CPC and the Chinese government, under General Secretary Xi's instructions, swiftly sent medical expert teams to Laos, and provided a large amount of medical supplies and medicine to help Laos contain the virus and treat the patients. China's assistance is a testament to the long-cherished close friendship between the two parties, governments and peoples, characterized by cooperation and mutual assistance between brothers and comrades. It epitomizes the Laos-China community with a shared future and has greatly shored up Laos' efforts to defeat COVID-19 and protect the life, safety and health of its people.

On behalf of the Central Committee of the LPRP, and the Lao government and people and in his own name, Bounnhang extended heartfelt appreciation and paid high tribute to General Secretary and President Xi Jinping and, through him, to the CPC Central Committee, the Chinese government and the brotherly Chinese people, who have long valued, cared and supported the revolution and development endeavor of the LPRP, and the Lao government and people.

Bounnhang wished the Chinese brothers new and even greater achievements in advancing socialism with Chinese characteristics and in attaining the Two Centenary Goals under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core.

Bounnhang looked forward to further development and fruitful results in the Laos-China comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation featuring traditional friendship and enduring stability and the Laos-China community with a shared future, which will deliver greater real benefits to the two peoples.

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