Lao visitors discuss strengthening co-operation in legal activities
HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam and Laos should further strengthen co-operation in legal activities, especially in the making and verification of laws, according to the vice chairman of the National Assembly, Uong Chu Luu.
Luu made the suggestion in Ha Noi yesterday while receiving a delegation from Laos's National Assembly Law Committee, led by its head Davone Vangvichith.
At the reception, Luu said that the visit was of great significance as it took place when the two countries were celebrating the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties and 35 years since the signing of the Viet Nam-Laos Friendship and Co-operation Treaty.
He affirmed that the Vietnamese NA attached special importance to its relations with its neighbouring counterpart and hailed the information and experience exchanged between the two countries' NA deputies.
Vangvichith, who is visiting Viet Nam from October 10-15, expressed his wish that Viet Nam would continue to share its experience with Laos in developing legal documents and enhancing the supervision of law enforcement.
Earlier in the day the Laos delegation had a working session with the deputy head of the Vietnamese NA's Law Committee, Tran Dinh Long. The two sides exchanged views on issues relating to the mechanisms for the passing of laws and co-ordination between the NA and the Government in drafting laws.
The Laos lawmakers also worked with a group from the Vietnamese NA's Legislative Research Institute led by its director Dinh Xuan Thao.
On a productive day for relations between the two nations, Le Hong Anh - a member of Viet Nam's Politburo - received a delegation from the Laos Front for National Construction (LFNC) led by its Vice President Buavon Onchanhom.
Anh, who is also a permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Central Committee (CPV CC), congratulated the Laos people on the great achievements they made in renewal and national development, expressing his belief that they would harvest even greater successes in the future.
He affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, State and people had always been grateful to the Laos people for their valuable support and assistance.
He drew attention to the successful co-operation between the CPV CC's Commission for Mass Mobilisation and the LFNC in the past, saying that it helped consolidate and strengthen the special relationship between the two countries. He called for them to continue their exchanges on theoretical and practical issues related to this work, and support each other in realising their Parties' resolutions.
For his part Onchanhom, who is in Viet Nam to attend a course on mass mobilisation, expressed his belief that under the leadership of the CPV, the Vietnamese people would successfully implement the Resolution of the 11th National Party Congress. — VNS