Chairwoman of Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou and ​Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – Good outcomes of joint projects between the Vietnamese and Lao justice ministries have contributed to strengthening solidarity between the two parties, governments and peoples, said Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou.

She made the statement while receiving a delegation from the Vietnam Ministry of Justice led by Minister Le Thanh Long in Vientiane on November 27.

She thanked the Vietnamese Government and the judicial sector for their support to Laos, while asking the ministry to help Laos draft an amended law on enforcement of civil judgments and build its civil code.

She called on justice departments of provinces bordering Laos to boost engagements and experience exchanges.

The legislator noted the Lao National Assembly has learned from law-making activities of the Vietnamese parliament.

For his part, Minister Long told his host about outcomes of the talks between the two ministries and their joint tasks set for the upcoming time.

According to the official, the judicial bodies would work to effectively implement the Vietnam – Laos agreement of mutual judicial assistance in civil and criminal matters. They would work closely to organise the 4th justice conference between provinces bordering Laos.

Vietnam is willing to help Laos build a law on enforcement of civil judgments, he stressed, asking the Lao side to support Vietnamese expatriates in obtaining the country’s citizenship.

In the morning of the same day, the Vietnamese delegation held talks with its Lao counterpart, headed by Minister Sayxi Santivong. They signed a cooperation pact for 2018 at the function.

On the occasion, the Vietnam Ministry of Justice presented to the Lao agency 30 sets of computers, 10 printers, and one photocopier.

On November 28, the delegation will be received by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and attend a meeting marking 35-year Vietnam – Laos justice cooperation at ministerial level.-VNA