Hanoi (VNA) - Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim
Ngan had a meeting on December 6 with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith who is on a
Vietnam’s visit to attend the 43rd meeting of the Vietnam-Lao
The top legislator lauded the outcomes of the inter-governmental
committee’s meeting, with the signing of 17 cooperative documents, and
outlining of cooperative strategies in the next 5-10 years.
She congratulated the Lao Party, State and people on their socio-economic
achievements in the recent past amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, expressing her strong
belief that Laos will successfully carry out its socio-economic development
plan during 2020-2015, and organise the 11th national congress of
the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party in 2021.
The Lao PM, for his part, thanked Vietnam for organising the ceremony to mark
45th anniversary of the Lao National Day, and 100th birthday of late Lao President Kaysone Phomvihane on December 2.
Ngan and the Lao PM shared the outcomes of the recent sittings of the
two parliaments, and talked about preparations for the election of deputies
to the National Assembly and all-level People’s Council in Vietnam.
She stressed both Vietnam and Laos have promoted effective cooperation across
various sectors amidst pandemic, and thanked Laos for organising activities in
celebrations of Vietnam’s important events and the bilateral relations.
Touching on the parliamentary ties, Ngan spoke highly of the two parliaments’
cooperation, particularly at the regional and international forums such as IPU
and APPF. She took the occasion to thank Laos for its support and participation
in ASEAN and AIPA activities chaired by Vietnam in 2020.
The Vietnamese National Assembly will coordinate with the Lao side to create
favourable conditions for the two governments to carry out high-level
agreements, and enhance supervision of the implementation of the deals, she
said, stressing the Vietnamese National Assembly will work to ensure key
projects between the two nations complete in line with schedule, including the
Lao National Assembly building.
She affirmed that the Vietnamese National Assembly attaches much importance to
improving cooperation efficiency in the fields of economy, trade, investment,
and education-training, as well as pushing the implementation of key projects
between the two nations.
The Lao PM spoke highly of Vietnam in the roles of the ASEAN Chair and AIPA 41
Chair in 2020.
Both sides agreed that it is important to raise young people’s awareness of the
sound traditional relations between the two countries, saying it helps
unceasingly consolidate the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity and comprehensive
cooperation in the coming time./.