National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) and Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh pose for a photo before their meeting in Hanoi on January 8 (Photo: VNA)
– Chairman of the
National Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue met with Lao Prime Minister Phankham
Viphavanh, who is on an official visit to Vietnam, in Hanoi on January 8.
The Lao PM spoke highly of the achievements
that the Vietnamese Party, State, and people have obtained recently, voicing
his belief that under the Communist Party of Vietnam’s leadership, the
Vietnamese people will successfully carry out the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress and the socio-economic development strategy for 2021 - 2030,
and unceasingly raise the country’s role and stature in the region and the
Both host and guest affirmed that the
Parties, Governments, parliaments, and peoples of their countries always attach
importance and give the top priority to maintaining the unique relationship
between Vietnam and Laos.
They noted with satisfaction that despite
impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, bilateral cooperation has still been
developing via all channels and in all fields. They also applauded the close
cooperation between specialised committees of the Vietnamese and Lao
parliaments in organising workshops and sharing lawmaking experience.
The meeting between NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and Lao PM Phankham Viphavanh in Hanoi on January 8 (Photo: VNA)
The leaders shared the view that the two
parliaments need to keep coordination to monitor and facilitate the effective
implementation of their countries’ agreements, while further increasing
consultation and sharing experience in legislative affairs so as to help fuel
post-pandemic socio-economic recovery and development.
Chairman Hue said the Vietnamese NA has been
working to tackle every legal and institutional difficulty and arrange
resources for accelerating joint projects, especially the transport infrastructure
ones connecting the two countries and linking Laos with Vietnam's seaports,
thereby helping connect Laos to the sea and turn it into a regional
integration connectivity centre.
The two sides also agreed to continue close coordination
and mutual support in their parliaments’ activities, particularly at regional
and international parliamentary forums./.