National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) and Laos’s Vice President Phankham Viphavanh (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Laos’s Vice President Phankham Viphavanh have agreed that cooperation via Party, State, ministry, sector, locality and people channels between Vietnam and Laos has reaped efficient benefits.

They shared the view while meeting in Hanoi on July 18 on the occasion of the Lao Vice President’s visit to Vietnam to attend the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and the ceremony marking 40 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation. 

Chairwoman Ngan spoke of the success of a series of activities saluting the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year in Vietnam’s Son La province in July, including the cultural, sports and tourism festival of the two countries’ border areas.

She thanked Laos for presenting its National Golden Medal to senior Vietnamese leaders on this occasion, saying the noble award has great significance, demonstrating vividly the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

Viphavanh said activities to celebrate the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017 are plentiful and significant, with solemn ceremonies held in Hanoi for the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and 40 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.

He expressed his wish that the two countries’ law-making bodies will continue doing their role in supervising the implementation of commitments and reached agreements between the two governments.

He believed that around 10,000 Laos students in Vietnam will get actively involved in fostering the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries in the future.-VNA