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Việt Nam aims for enhanced legislative ties with Laos

Update: September, 26/2016 - 09:00
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân

HÀ NỘI – National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân will pay a two-day visit to Laos starting today at the invitation of her Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou, aiming to enhance legislative ties between the two countries. 

The relationship between Việt Nam and Laos has developed in an effective and pragmatic fashion over the years, as evidenced by the exchange of high-level visits and thriving economic, trade and investment co-operation. 

As of December 2015, Laos licensed 413 Vietnamese projects, many of which have operated effectively, contributing to the two countries’ development. Two-way trade hit US$485.7 million in the first seven months of this year. 

In addition, co-operation in defence and security, energy, health care, tourism, education and training has been expanded. 

The affiliation between the two legislative bodies has also been consolidated in recent years. They have supported each other in human resources development and technical infrastructure.

Ngân will also pay a visit to Cambodia on September 27-28 and Myanmar on September 28-29.

In Myanmar, she will attend the 37th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-37) from September 29 to October 3 in Nay Pyi Taw. – VNS




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