NA Chairwoman meets Lao top leader hinh anh 1NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) –
The Vietnamese Party, State and people will make all-out effort to preserve and enhance the special relations with Laos, Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan affirmed on September 29.

During a meeting with Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith in Vientiane, Ngan said the Vietnamese and Lao legislatures have co-organised many activities contributing to strengthening the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

She cited eight thematic workshops jointly held by the NAs, including a symposium on laws and policies on vocational education and employment, and coordination in addressing public complaints and denunciations, co-chaired by her and Lao NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou in Vientiane on September 27.

Regarding the construction of the Lao NA House, a gift from the Vietnamese Party, State and people to Laos, Ngan said the Vietnamese legislature will closely coordinate with the Vietnamese Government and the Lao side to ensure the progress and quality of the project.

The Vietnamese top legislator expressed her sympathy over human and property losses caused by the recent floods in six central and southern province of Laos, adding that Vietnam is raising funds to support Lao flood victims.    

On this occasion, Ngan presented first, second and third-class Independence Orders, and Friendship Order and Medal of the Vietnamese State to 69 individuals and 17 collectives of the Lao NA in recognition of their contributions to the bilateral legislative ties.

For his part, Bounnhang Vorachith said Ngan’s visit has contributed to tightening and boosting the Vietnam-Laos relationship, and lauded the freshly-concluded symposium co-chaired by the NA Chairwomen.

Applauding Vietnam’s support to Laos, he described the Lao NA House as a valuable gift Vietnam has presented to its neighbouring country.

The host noted his wish that the two legislatures will further their close cooperation and seek new collaboration forms, and suggested them organise seminars at the local level to exchange professional experience.

He urged Vietnamese and Lao ministries, agencies and localities to continue joining hands at work, for the sake of the two Parties, States and peoples.

The host leader said Vietnam and Laos should continue to stand side by side given the complex developments of the regional and international situation./.