Vientiane (VNA) – Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou met with Dinh The Huynh, Politburo member of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in Vientiane on April 12.

Yathotou welcomed the visit of the Vietnamese Party official and affirmed that Lao leaders are happy with the development of the special solidarity between Laos and Vietnam, which has brought about practical benefits to both countries and to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region.

She pledged to instruct ministries, agencies and local authorities of Laos to coordinate closely with Vietnam to carry out signed agreements.

Dinh The Huynh, who is also permanent member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat, congratulated Laos on the success of the National Assembly and People’s Council elections.

He spoke highly of the cooperation of the two countries’ National Assemblies, Governments, ministries and localities in implementing high-level agreements, which he said reaped important outcomes, helping deepen the special friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

Those outcomes also contributed to maintaining political stability, ensuring national defence and security in both countries as well as enabling them to fulfil socio-economic tasks, Huynh said.

The Party senior official suggested both National Assemblies push their cooperation forward, particularly in the sharing of information, experience and expertise in law-making, monitoring and decision making. The two parliaments should also provide guidance to their governments in realising contents of agreements reached at the 38th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Joint Cooperation Committee along with signed agreements.

The same day, the Vietnamese Party official visited and extended New Year greetings to former Politburo member and former National Assembly Chairman of Laos Saman Vinhaket and former Politburo and former Prime Minister Sisavath Keobounphan.

Huynh also called at the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos and had meetings with representatives of the overseas Vietnamese community and Vietnamese businesses operating in Laos.-VNA