Leaders of Laos’ Party and National Assembly have hailed the outcomes of the talks between the two chairmen of the two sub-committees of the Vietnam-Laos Cooperation Committee, which just took place in the Lao capital Vientiane on December 9.

At a meeting on December 10 with the Chairman of the Vietnam-Lao Cooperation Sub-committee, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the Lao Party General Secretary and President Choummaly Sayasone said he is delighted at the growing ties between the two parties and states. He stressed the need to maintain regular exchanges of high-ranking delegations as well as the sharing of experience and mutual support between the two parties, especially in preparation for the upcoming National Congress of each party.

The Lao President also lauded efforts of the cooperation sub-committees and ministries, localities and business circles of both sides in realising bilateral cooperation agreements and treaties.

He highly valued Vietnam’s commitments to increase ODA to Laos by 30 percent in 2015 and the fact that Vietnam continues to be one of the leading foreign investors in Laos.

Meanwhile, Chairwoman of Laos’ National Assembly Pany Zathotou suggested at her meeting with Deputy PM Phuc that the legislatures of both countries should further promote collaboration in both bilateral and multilateral frameworks.

She confirmed that she will attend the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union that Vietnam will host in March next year.

She also pledged that the Lao NA will work closely with Vietnam ’s NA in monitoring joint projects, suggesting that Vietnam assist Laos in agricultural development.

Deputy PM Phuc affirmed that Vietnam always give top priority to further fostering the special and loyal ties with Laos.

He congratulated Laos on the successful organisation of the eighth Cambodia-Vietnam-Laos Development Triangle Summit in November and the 35 th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in September.

Also on December 12, Deputy PM Phuc also visited a number of senior Lao officials and held a working session with the Association of Vietnamese investors in Laos.-VNA