Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu (R) receives Lao Justice Minister Xaysi Santivong (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu hosted a reception for visiting Lao Justice Minister Xaysi Santivong in Hanoi on December 11.

Luu lauded the visit of the Lao delegation as contributing to enhancing the cooperation between the two justice ministries.

He expressed delight at the comprehensive achievements of Laos over the past years, as well as the growth of traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive partnership between the Parties, States and peoples of Vietnam and Laos.

Hailing the outcomes of talks between the Lao delegation and its Vietnamese counterpart, Luu expressed his belief that the two ministries will continue fostering collaboration in an effective manner.

He suggested that the two ministries continue supporting each other in building legal documents, personnel training, law popularization and education, and sharing experience in mutual legal support.

The Lao guest thanked the Justice Ministry of Vietnam for assisting the Laos’ Justice Ministry, especially through the sending of officials to Laos to help in drafting a number of bills.

In 2018, the two ministries have surpassed targets in their cooperation agreement for the year. Vietnam has offered Laos an ODA project in justice, the first that Vietnam has granted to Laos, he noted.

The Lao minister affirmed that his ministry will coordinate closely with the Justice Ministry of Vietnam in realising cooperation agreements reached between the two sides.-VNA