Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Chairman of the Lao National Assembly Xaysomphone Phomvihane at their meeting in Hanoi on December 7 (Photo: VNA)
– Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong received Chairman
of the Lao National Assembly (NA) Xaysomphone Phomvihane, who is paying an
official visit to Vietnam, in Hanoi on December 7.
leader thanked Vietnam for its enormous, timely, and effective support and assistance
for his country. He affirmed that the Lao NA will keep close coordination with
its Vietnamese counterpart to effectively carry out the agreements reached
between leaders of the two Parties, countries, and parliaments.
his guest, Party General Secretary Trong described the visit as a demonstration
of the close and special ties between Vietnam and Laos.
highly valued the important role of the two parliaments as well as their
cooperation outcomes, asking the two NAs and their committees to enhance
cooperation and information and experience sharing; organise workshops on law
making, supervision, and decision of major issues; increase coordination in
monitoring and promoting the governments, ministries, sectors, and localities’
implementation of signed programmes and projects; and keep supporting each
other at multilateral and inter-parliamentary forums.
The host leader also asked the two sides to work
together to hold activities celebrating the Vietnam - Laos Solidarity and
Friendship Year in 2022.
meeting, both host and guest expressed their delight that the special bilateral
relations, set up by late Presidents Ho Chi Minh, Kaysone Phomvihane, and Souphanouvong
and nurtured by generations of the countries’ Party and State leaders, have been
unceasingly solidified and developing in a substantive and effective manner in
all fields, generating practical benefits for the two peoples.
committed all-out efforts to maintain, nurture, and pass down the sound Vietnam
- Laos relations to future generations.
leaders shared the view that their countries’ special ties are a priceless
common asset of the two Parties and peoples, a vital relationship, an important
resource for the national development and safeguarding in each nation, and also
an active contribution to regional and global peace, stability, cooperation,
7 morning, Chairman Xaysomphone Phomvihane, his spouse, and the high-ranking
delegation of the Lao NA laid wreaths and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh
at his mausoleum in Hanoi./.