NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Vice Chairman of the Laos NA Senior Lieutenant General Sengnouane Sayalat (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the Laos National Assembly (NA) Senior Lieutenant General Sengnouane Sayalat affirmed his country’s support for Vietnam’s successful hosting of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26).

He made the remarks while meeting with NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in Hanoi on January 19.

Sengnouane Sayalat said it is an honor for him to attend the APPF-26, noting that collaboration between the two countries has been intensively promoted with practical results.

He highly valued cooperation and support that the Vietnamese NA has provided for its Lao counterpart, affirming that the Lao people always remember valuable assistance offered by the Vietnamese Party, State and people.

For her part, the Vietnamese top legislator said the Lao delegation’s participation in the APPF-26 manifests a great support for the Vietnamese National Assembly, expressing her belief that this will contribute to the meeting’s success.

She recalled the State visit to Vietnam by Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith in last December, saying that it was an important milestone in the bilateral relations.

The success of the Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year in 2017 contributed to further bolstering the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive between the two nations, she added.

Regarding the project to build the Lao National Assembly House, Ngan affirmed that the Vietnamese NA will work closely with the Lao side on the construction of the project since it is a symbol of the Vietnam-Laos friendship and special solidarity.-VNA