National Assembly Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien (R) welcomes President of Laos’s State Audit Organisation Viengthong Siphandone (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien hosted a reception in Hanoi on October 19 for President of Laos’ State Audit Organisation Viengthong Siphandone.

Hien said he is pleased to see the development of special relationship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

He hailed cooperation outcomes between the two State audit agencies over the past years, saying these have significantly contributed to the growth of Vietnam-Laos ties.

He also congratulated Laos State Audit Organisation for taking the role of ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI) Chair in the 2017-2019 tenure.

He proposed that the two State audit agencies to foster cooperation in organising the ASEANSAI Congress in Laos in November and the 14th Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institution (ASOSAI) Congress in Vietnam in September 2018.

For her part, Viengthong Siphandone said that she hopes Vietnam’s State Audit will continue supporting Laos in fostering coordination of audit agencies of ASEAN countries as well as within Asian region.

She highlighted that Vietnam’s State Audit support to Laos over the past years has been effective, especially in personnel training.

She also expressed hope that the two sides will continue bolstering their comprehensive cooperation, defining orientations for their future affiliation with focus on expert exchange and personnel training.-VNA