|National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung receives Lao National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang
HA NOI (VNS) — National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has confirmed the close co-operation with the national assemblies of two of Viet Nam's neighbours when receiving his Cambodian and Lao counterparts at separate meetings in Ha Noi yesterday.
The two foreign legislative leaders were in Ha Noi to attend a ceremony celebrating the 70th anniversary of Viet Nam's General Election Day slated for January 6.
At his meeting with the President of the Cambodian NA Heng Samrin, Hung said that he hoped the Cambodian partner would continue to promote bilateral ties in trade, education and border demarcation on the mainland for the benefit of the two peoples.
He stressed that Viet Nam's success and revolutionary cause were attributable to the support of the Cambodian people and legislature.
Heng Samrin, for his part, spoke highly of Viet Nam's growing prestige on the international scene.
He believed that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Viet Nam, the Vietnamese people would reap more achievements.
|National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung (R) receives President of the Cambodian National Assembly Samdech Heng Samrin yesterday in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo An Dang
Both sides also agreed to facilitate all-level visits, share law-making experience and work closely together at parliamentary forums.
During his talk with the Chairwoman of Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou, Hung shared with the guests the milestones in the Vietnamese NA's history.
He said that General Election Day in January 6, 1946, had historical importance for the Vietnamese National Assembly and people.
Pany Yathotou congratulated the Vietnamese legislative body on its achievement in the past seven decades.
She said Laos appreciated support from Viet Nam toward the country's development progress.
Both sides agreed to forge co-operation and assist each other at regional and international forums.
In the immediate future, their efforts will focus on guiding the implementation of agreements reached at an annual session between Vietnamese and Lao politburos in December 2015 and the two countries' 38th inter-governmental committee meeting.
The two leaders also agreed to give priority to carrying out the Viet Nam-Laos co-operation pacts for 2016 and for 2016-20. — VNS