NA leader welcomes Lao PM in Hanoi hinh anh 1National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (right) and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with visiting Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Hanoi on October 2.

The NA leader showed her delight at the good results of the Lao PM’s visit, with the release of a Vietnam-Laos Joint Statement on strengthening the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation in the new period, as well as the signing of important documents to further foster the bilateral partnership.

She affirmed that the Vietnamese NA always supports and creates all favourable conditions for the promotion of cooperation between the two countries as well as the implementation of signed agreements, while supervising the realization of the deals.

Briefing the guest on the outcomes of her recent visit to Laos, she said that she and her Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou discussed a number of measures to speed up the progress of the Vietnamese-funded Laos NA building project.

For his part, Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith said that he had successful talks with Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The two sides also signed eight cooperation agreements, he noted.

He proposed that the NAs of Vietnam and Laos strengthen the supervision of the implementation of collaboration deals reached between the two governments.

He said that the two sides will work hard together to implement the deals, thus creating breakthrough in bilateral partnership, while removing difficulties and obstacles arising during the cooperation process.

The Lao PM also informed his host that during this visit, he has met many major firms of Vietnam to listen to their difficulties when investing in Laos in order to seek solutions to them, thus promoting investment in the country.

He expressed the hope that the second dialogue of Vietnamese and Lao businesses will be held soon, giving him a chance to directly talk to Vietnamese firms.

At the meeting, NA Chairwoman Ngan and Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith shared experience on issues related to coordination mechanisms between the legislative body and the government, the process of building legal documents, the handling of complaints and denouncement, and the relations between provincial People’s Councils and the NA./.