Vietnamese, Lao legislatures urged to bolster ties

08:35 | 10/07/2017 Events

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has asked the National Assemblies of Vietnam and Laos, as well as their respective committees, to enhance cooperation, especially in sharing experiences in making laws, supervising and making decisions on important issues.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Lao NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou Source: VNA

During a reception for the Lao NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou, held in Hanoi on July 8, the Party chief suggested that the two legislative bodies direct ministries, sectors, localities and businesses of the two nations, implement Vietnam-Laos joint statements, agreements reached by leaders of the two Parties and States and other cooperative programmes.

While appreciating the cooperative ties between the two legislatures, he urged the two sides to work closely in organising events celebrating the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017, and educating people from all walks of life, especially younger generations, on the special solidarity and comprehensive partnership between the two nations.

For her part, the Lao top legislator congratulated Vietnam on its recent achievements, believing that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Vietnamese people will continue gaining new and even greater achievements during the country’s Doi moi (renewal) process.

She briefed the guest on her country’s development and the outcomes of the talks between the two legislatures, as well as their cooperation in recent times, affirming that the Lao NA will closely coordinate with its Vietnamese counterpart to effectively apply the agreements reached between the two nations’ leaders.

The host and guest expressed their joy at achievements made by the two Parties and States, and the flourishing development of the bilateral ties across all fields, saying that they significantly contributed to the national construction and defence of both sides.

They affirmed their determination to maintain, nurture and promote their bilateral relations in the future.

Later the same day, Pany Yathotou left Hanoi, wrapping up her four-day visit to Vietnam to attend activities celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and 40 years of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Amity and Cooperation Treaty, in the northern mountainous province of Son La.