Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (R) receives Lao Minister of Home Affairs Khamman Sounvileuth in Hà Nội yesterday. – VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI – Sound collaboration between the Vietnamese and Lao Home Affairs has fostered the friendship between both countries, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said yesterday.
Speaking at a reception held for Lao Minister of Home Affairs Khamman Sounvileuth in Hà Nội, he recommended that both agencies learn, from each other and from other countries, about building a quality-oriented lean government apparatus.
Việt Nam is working to scale down its government workforce, improve the operation of public agencies, and crack down on wrongdoings by public servants, the PM said.
Việt Nam’s experience in this regard could prove useful for Laos, he said.
He affirmed that Việt Nam was willing to assist Laos in human resources training, particularly in receiving Lao students to study and do research in the country.
Phúc urged the two ministries to continue their practical engagements and directed other Vietnamese agencies to boost exchanges with their Lao counterparts.
Sounvileuth said his ministry looked forward to learning valuable lessons from the organisation of State apparatus and administrative system in Việt Nam.
He asked for further help from the Vietnamese Government and Ministry of Home Affairs, noting that their assistance so far has contributed significantly to effective performance of his agency in the past time.— VNS