General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng (r) receives Vice Chairman of the Lao National Assembly (NA) Sengnouane Xayalath in Hà Nội yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh
HÀ NỘI — General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng hosted a reception for Vice Chairman of the Lao National Assembly (NA) Sengnouane Xayalath in Hà Nội yesterday.
Sengnouane Xayalath, who is also Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee Secretariat, expressed his delight at the growing special solidarity between the two countries while appreciating the enormous, timely and effective assistance Viet Nam has given to Laos throughout history.
He briefed his host about recent activities of the Lao NA, particularly the outcomes of its fifth session, cooperation between the two parliaments, and the outcomes of the talks and working sessions with representatives of the Vietnamese NA.
The Lao NA will coordinate closely with its Vietnamese counterpart to effectively carry out the agreements reached by leaders of the two Parties, countries and the two parliaments, he added.
General Secretary Trọng welcomed his guest’s visit, noting with satisfaction that the special solidarity has been developing in a result-oriented manner in all spheres, an achievement made with contributions of the two Parliaments.
He spoke highly of the two legislative agencies’ cooperation, asking them to enhance sharing information and experience in making laws, supervising and deciding on important issues.
The Party leader also called on them to boost examining and promoting ministries’, sectors’ and localities’ implementation of agreements between Vietnamese and Lao Parties, Governments and Parliaments.
Parliament leaders meet
Vietnamese and Lao legislative bodies should further enhance cooperation and share experience in building the institutional and legal systems, as well as supervising the execution of laws, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân said yesterday at a reception for visiting Lao NA Vice Chairman Sengnouane Xayalath in Hà Nội.
The NA leader suggested the two legislative bodies create favourable legal and policy instruments for their governments to implement more effectively commitments and agreements reached by Vietnamese and Lao leaders via coordination to examine the implementation of the signed agreements.
She added that the Vietnamese NA and Government will collaborate with their Lao counterparts to accelerate the construction of the Lao NA building as scheduled.
The facility will be a symbol of the traditional friendship and special solidarity between Việt Nam and Laos, she stressed.
For his part, Xayalath said his ongoing visit to Việt Nam aims to tighten the relations between Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States and peoples.
He conveyed the best regards from Lao top legislator Pany Yathotou to NA Chairwoman Ngan.
At the talks with NA Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng earlier the same day, the two sides discussed various issues of mutual concern, including the cooperation between the two countries’ parliaments with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and other countries.
He highlighted the sound development between Việt Nam and Laos over recent years, referring to the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Việt Nam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Co-operation and the 55th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties in 2017. — VNA/VNS