Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives Lao Minister of Home Affairs Khamman Sounvileuth. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese Government supports stronger co-operation between the ministries of home affairs of Việt Nam and Laos, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said at a reception in Hà Nội on Tuesday for Lao Minister of Home Affairs Khamman Sounvileuth.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Home Affairs had good capacity for training, and was willing to assist Laos in this field, Phúc said, adding that despite its own difficulties, Việt Nam would consider helping Laos with some facilities at both central and local levels.
He also expressed the wish that the two sides tighten co-operation through exchanges of visits.
The PM urged the Lao ministry to intensify educational campaigns to help Lao officials, public workers and young generations better understand the special bonds between the two countries.
Minister Khamman Sounvileuth informed his host that his delegation aimed to learn from Việt Nam’s experience in organising and streamlining the State apparatus and enhancing the capacity of officials and public servants.
He said he hoped the two ministries of home affairs would expand their partnership, thus contributing to the friendship and co-operation between the two countries.
On the same day, the Lao Minister expressed a wish to learn from Việt Nam’s experience in strengthening the State apparatus during a reception hosted by Vietnamese Minister of Home Affairs Lê Vĩnh Tân.
Tân told his guest that Việt Nam would complete the mergers of 631 communes and 16 districts later this year as requested by the National Assembly Standing Committee.
In the first half of this year, several draft revised laws were made and submitted to the legislature for consideration, while the resolution on the arrangement of administrative units at communal and district levels for the 2019-21 period was submitted.
During 2019-20, the Vietnamese Ministry of Home Affairs will also rearrange educational establishments and enhance training for officials and cadres.
The Prime Minister and Government assigned the ministry to build a scheme on job positions in political units towards a new payroll mechanism by 2021, and specify standards to assess officials and cadres.
Tân wished that the conference scheduled for today would acquire suggestions regarding State management on public employees and local authorities, contributing to the amendments and supplements to State management documents in the field.
Sounvileuth said the Lao Ministry of Home Affairs sent delegations to Vietnamese localities to learn about their apparatuses.
He briefed his host of the Lao side’s activities, including the building of resolutions on State management and decentralisation at central and local levels.
The guest said the conference would help Laos improve the efficiency of State management in the field. — VNS