Vietnam, Laos pledge further ties in various areas

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception for Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou in Hanoi on Tuesday.

He praised the development of the special relationship between Vietnam and Laos in all fields, to which the two countries' parliaments have made active contributions. The Vietnamese leader asked the two National Assemblies to increase cooperation and experience sharing in law making and supervision activities. Trong also urged the two sides to strengthen coordination and mutual support at regional and international forums. Pany Yathotou said the Lao National Assembly will work closely with its Vietnamese counterpart to effectively implement their cooperation agreements as well as agreements between the two parties and states.

The same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for the Lao top legislator. The Vietnamese government leader expressed his delight at the positive results of partnership between Vietnam and Laos, especially in trade and border cooperation. She said that over the years, the NAs of Vietnam and Laos have collaborated closely and fruitfully. During her visit, the two legislative bodies will promote the efficiency of their affiliation, she said, adding that the Lao delegation has learnt a lot from the experience of the Vietnamese side in many areas, including land management policy.

Source: VOV5