|Vietnamese NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân meets with Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith in Vientiane on Sunday. VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức|
VIENTIANE The Vietnamese Party, State and people will make all-out effort to preserve and enhance the special relations with Laos, Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has said.
Speaking at a meeting with Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith in Vientiane on Sunday, Ngân said the Vietnamese and Lao legislatures have co-organised many activities contributing to strengthening the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation between the two countries.
She cited eight thematic workshops jointly held by the NAs, including a symposium on laws and policies on vocational education and employment, and coordination in addressing public complaints and denunciations, co-chaired by her and Lao NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou in Vientiane on Friday.
Regarding the construction of the Lao NA House, a gift from the Vietnamese Party, State and people to Laos, Ngân said the Vietnamese legislature will closely coordinate with the Vietnamese Government and the Lao side to ensure the progress and quality of the project.
The Vietnamese top legislator expressed her sympathy over human and property losses caused by the recent floods in six central and southern province of Laos, adding that Việt Nam is raising funds to support Lao flood victims.
She presented first, second and third-class Independence Orders, and Friendship Order and Medal of the Vietnamese State to 69 individuals and 17 collectives of the Lao NA in recognition of their contributions to the bilateral legislative ties.
Vorachith said Ngân’s visit has contributed to tightening and boosting the Việt Nam-Laos relationship, and lauded the freshly-concluded symposium co-chaired by the NA chairwoman.
Applauding Việt Nam’s support to Laos, he described the Lao NA House as a valuable gift Việt Nam has presented to its neighbouring country.
The host noted his wish that the two legislatures will further their close co-operation and seek new collaboration forms, and suggested they organise seminars at the local level to exchange professional experience.
He urged Vietnamese and Lao ministries, agencies and localities to continue collaborating at work, for the sake of the two Parties, States and peoples.
The host leader said Việt Nam and Laos should continue to stand side by side given the complex developments of the regional and international situation. VNS