The legislative bodies of Vietnam and Laos were expected to further increase cooperation and improve the quality and efficiency of their operations, contributing to promoting friendship and comprehensive ties between the two countries.

Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pani Yathotou and Prime Minister Thongsin Thammavong expressed their commitment to stronger ties during separate meetings with Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Duc Kien, in Vientiane on July 15.

The Lao leaders spoke highly of cooperation between the two legislatures as well as effective investment from Vietnamese investors and affirmed their intention to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese firms to invest in Laos .

Vice NA Chairman Kien highlighted the increasing development of Vietnam-Laos relations with the recent visit to Laos by General Secretary and NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong, showing consistent sentiments of the Party, the State and the people of Vietnam to fraternal Lao people.

Vice NA Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien was on a working visit to Laos from July 15-18./.