Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Tong Thi Phong (R) receives President of the State Audit Organisation of Laos Viengthong Siphandone in Hanoi on January 8 (Photo: daibieunhandan.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Tong Thi Phong received President of the State Audit Organisation (SAO) of Laos Viengthong Siphandone in Hanoi on January 8.

Phong congratulated the SAO on its major achievements in recent years, especially in improving its stature and developing its apparatus.

She said the SAO delegation’s working visit to Vietnam will help strengthen the traditional friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, including between the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV) and the SAO.

The Vice Chairwoman noted that aside from improving the efficiency of financial audit, the SAV will step up auditing and evaluating the implementation of key national programmes and projects, the NA’s resolutions, and policies relevant to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The two audit agencies should increase the sharing of experience while expanding various forms and fields of cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral aspects, Phong added.

For her part, Siphandone highlighted the SAV’s support and assistance to the SAO over the years, as well as the effectiveness of bilateral coordination, particularly in personnel training.

She also expressed hope that the two sides will reinforce the comprehensive cooperation, as well as exchange experts and train auditors in a more effective manner in the future.–VNA