Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou (L) and other Lao officials visit a submerged forest in Dat Mui commune, Ngoc Hien district of Ca Mau province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly (NA) Pany Yathotou and a parliamentary delegation wrapped up on March 10 their official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of her counterpart Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

During the trip from March 5, the parliamentary delegations of Vietnam and Laos had talks. The countries’ top legislators witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two NAs and another between the two NA Offices for 2017-2021.

The Lao delegation paid cordial visits to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang, and met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. They also received representatives of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association and the National Liaison Committee of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and military experts in Laos.

Pany Yathotou also co-chaired a workshop on management decentralisation from central and grassroots levels in Laos and Vietnam.

At the meetings, the two sides considered Yathotou’s visit as a contribution to the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and NAs.

They agreed to enhance coordination to effectively carry out cooperation documents, programmes and plans. They concurred in maintaining mutual visits by their senior leaders, increasing delegation exchanges, and stepping up information sharing and cooperation to deal with emerging issues in a timely manner.

On this occasion, the Lao delegation paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh and visited Ho Chi Minh City, Ca Mau province and Bac Lieu province.-VNA