Lao National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou speaks at the meeting with officials in Ca Mau on March 8.(Photo: VNA)

Ca Mau (VNA) – Lao National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou toured the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau on March 8 as part of her official visit to Vietnam.

At a meeting with local officials, the Lao NA Chairwoman called for increased exchanges between Ca Mau and Lao localities to share experience on People’s Councils’ operation, the handling of socio-economic issues and prevention of natural disasters.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Duong Thanh Binh briefed the Lao guest on the local social-economic situation, particularly the growth of aquaculture as the leading economic sector.

He underlined the increasingly serious consequences of climate change as seen through frequent and unpredictable natural disasters such as drought, salt water intrusion, storm and high tides.

Host and guest discussed the operation of elected agencies, compared notes on the protection of people’s rights and interest in forest protection, and shared experience on natural disaster prevention, investment attraction and the settlement of complaints and petitions.

During her stay in Ca Mau, the Lao legislative leader visited and planted trees at the Ca Mau Cape, the southernmost point of Vietnam.-VNA