A delegation from the National Assembly Council of Ethnic Affairs led by its Chairman Ksor Phuoc was received by Lao NA Chairwoman Pani Zathotou and President of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC)’s Central Committee Phanduongchit Vongsa in Vientiane on April 7.

Phuoc congratulated the Lao people on their reached achievements and on their country’s traditional Bunpimay festival.

He informed Lao leaders of the outcomes of his delegation’s talks with the LFNC, during which, he said, the two sides highly valued their practical cooperation, especially in their exchanges of visits and experience.

Both agreed to work closely with relevant agencies to supervise the implementation of signed agreements on ethnic affairs and promote socio-economic development projects and programmes in mountainous and ethnic minority areas along the two countries’ border, Phuoc added.

The Lao leaders expressed their hopes that the two countries will continue fostering cooperation and experience sharing in issues related to ethnic affairs, contributing to nurturing the two countries’ special friendship.

The Vietnamese NA delegation is in Laos from April 5-9.-VNA