NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (left)and Chairman of the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee Chairman Saysomphone Phomvihane (Source: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – The National Assembly (NA) supports cooperation between the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) and the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC), said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

At a meeting with LFNC Central Committee Chairman Saysomphone Phomvihane in Vientiane on September 27, the top legislator appreciated the two fronts’ collaboration over the recent past, highlighting that their cooperation agreement for 2016-2020 will contribute to consolidating and developing the traditional solidarity, friendship and special cooperation between the two countries.

Briefing her host on outcomes of the talks with her Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou, Chairwoman Ngan said the two sides agreed upon action plans and cooperation orientations between the two countries as well as their legislative bodies in the time ahead.

The two leaders also co-chaired a workshop where Vietnamese and Lao law-makers exchanged experience in public debt management, she said.

For his part, Saysomphone Phomvihane stressed the need for Vietnam and Lao to continue preserving and promoting their fruitful long-standing friendship, fostered day by day by generations of both countries’ leaders.

He acknowledged great contributions of Vietnam, especially its legislature, to Laos’ successful organisation of the 49 th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, the ASEAN Summit and related meetings.

The two fronts were unanimous on activities popularising the Vietnam-Laos solidarity and friendship among the two countries’ youths in order to mark the 55 th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties and 40 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation in 2017, he noted.

The LFNC will invite VFF leaders to visit Laos in late October to discuss the establishment of five advisory boards of the Lao front, he said.

Coordination mechanisms between the Vietnamese and Lao NAs, Governments and fronts will be established to help them perform their supervision and social criticism tasks, he added.
The same day, the Vietnamese leader visited Sisavath Keobounphanh, former LFNC Central Committee Chairman.-VNA