Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly (NA) Pany Yathotou left Ho Chi Minh City on April 4, concluding her official friendly Vietnam visit and attendance at the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) Assembly.

During her stay, the Lao NA Chairwoman held talks with her Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Sinh Hung, paid courtesy calls to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang, and met with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

She spoke highly of the IPU-132 success, viewing it an important diplomatic hallmark of the Vietnamese Party and State.

Both sides expressed determination to further foster the special traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two States and legislatures while working supportively at regional and global forums.

They also spoke of the strengthening of bilateral coordination across politics, socio-economics, culture, education, particularly human resources development and realising agreements via increasing supervision over joint projects.

Vietnamese and Lao leaders firmly believed that the facilitation of visits by leaders from the two Parties, States and NAs will continue deepening the Vietnam–Laos relationship.

Visiting Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces of Kien Giang and Ben Tre, the Lao guest asked for continued support to Vietnamese investors in Laos, making it easier for them to reduce poverty and improve living standards.-VNA