NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan ​and Chairman of the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee Saysomphone Phomvihane (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Politburo member and Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with Politburo member and Chairman of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) Central Committee Saysomphone Phomvihane in Hanoi on August 30.

The Lao guest, who is on a working visit to Vietnam, congratulated the country on the successful election of deputies to the 14th NA and all-level People’s Councils for the 2016-2021 tenure.

He expressed his delight at the increasingly substantive and effective development of the special solidarity between the two countries, noting that his visit aims to realise the cooperation agreement between the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) and the LFNC, as well as the outcomes of the talks between Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith and Vietnam’s Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang earlier this year.

Briefing about the talks between the two fronts’ officials, Saysomphone Phomvihane said the LFNC will augment coordination with the VFF in communications to raise public awareness of the countries’ traditional friendship and all-faceted cooperation. They will also enhance personnel training, experience sharing and exchanges between localities, especially border provinces, to consolidate bilateral ties.

Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan applauded the talks’ outcomes, highlighting the fronts’ practical cooperation agreement. She added that stronger communications, experience sharing and attention to the two peoples’ living conditions will help the VFF and the LFNC to meet their respective nations’ demand at present.

She informed the Lao official about cooperation activities between the two parliaments, including an experience exchanging workshop to be held in Laos and the inauguration of a Vietnam-Laos revolutionary relic site in Son La province.

She also took this chance to thank Laos for its assistance and release of water from hydropower dams on the Mekong River’s tributaries, which have helped deal with the severe consequences of the prolonged drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.

At the meeting, Saysomphone Phomvihane conveyed the invitation to visit Laos from Lao NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou to the Vietnamese leader, who accepted with pleasure.-VNA