National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (right) had talks with the visiting Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Hà Nội on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân met with visiting Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
The NA leader showed her delight at the good results of the Lao PM’s visit to Việt Nam on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the release of the Việt Nam-Laos Joint Statement on strengthening the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation in the new period, as well as the signing of important documents to further foster the bilateral partnership.
She affirmed that the Vietnamese NA always supports and creates all favourable conditions for the promotion of co-operation between the two countries as well as the implementation of signed agreements, while supervising the realisation of the deals.
Briefing the guest on the outcomes of her recent visit to Laos, she said that she and her Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou discussed a number of measures to speed up the progress of the Vietnamese-funded Laos National Assembly building project.
Lao PM Sisoulith said that he had successful talks with Vietnamese PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. The two sides also signed eight co-operation agreements, he noted.
He proposed that the NAs of Việt Nam and Laos strengthen the supervision of the implementation of collaboration deals reached between the two governments.
He said that the two sides will work hard together to implement the deals, thus creating breakthroughs in the bilateral partnership, while removing difficulties and obstacles arising during the co-operation process.
The Lao PM also informed his host that during this visit, he has met many major firms of Việt Nam to listen to their difficulties when investing in Laos in order to seek solutions to them, thus promoting investment in the country.
He expressed the hope that the second dialogue of Vietnamese and Lao businesses will be held soon, giving him a chance to directly talk to Vietnamese firms.
At the meeting, NA Chairwoman Ngân and Lao PM Sisoulith shared experience on issues related to coordination mechanisms between the legislative body and the government, the process of building legal documents, the handling of complaints and denouncements, and the relations between provincial People’s Councils and the NA.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Lao PM led a high-level delegation to pay tribute to the Vietnamese late President Hồ Chí Minh and laid wreaths at the Monument to Heroes and Martyrs in Hà Nội. — VNS