Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (R) and Vietnamese Government Inspector General Le Minh Khai (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has stressed that cooperation between Laos and Vietnam, particularly in inspection, will effectively contribute to preventing corruption in the two countries.

Receiving Vietnamese Government Inspector General Le Minh Khai in Vientiane on March 26 on the occasion of his ongoing working visit to Laos, Thongloun Sisoulith highlighted the recent cooperation between the two countries’ inspectorates.

He said experience shared by the Vietnam’s Government Inspectorate is very valuable to his country, suggesting the agency strengthen the experience sharing with the Lao Government Inspection Authority.

He also thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their great support for the Lao people in recent years, especially in capital and human resources training in the inspection work.

For his part, Khai expressed his joy at the increasing development of friendship and cooperation between the two countries in recent time, especially in economy, trade, investment, security and defence.

Effective collaboration between the two inspectorates has significantly contributed to the two countries’ development, he added.

He briefed the host on the outcomes of the talks with his Lao counterpart Bounthong Chithmany, saying that the two sides had a useful discussion on experience in directing and managing the inspection work, settlement of complaints and denunciations, and anti-corruption.

Khai affirmed the Vietnam’s Government Inspectorate has always shared with and also learned good experience from the Lao Government Inspection Authority in inspection-related matters.

He also asked the Lao PM to continue facilitating cooperation between the two agencies in the coming time, towards strengthening the partnership in a more practical and effectively.

Earlier the same day, the delegations of Vietnam and Lao inspectorates held talks in Vientiane, during which the two sides affirmed to continue doing their utmost to further promote their cooperation, thus fostering the traditional friendship between the two agencies in particular as well as the special relations and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos in general.-VNA