The talks between Vietnamese NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong and her Lao counterpart Sengnouane Xayalath (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese National Assembly always treasures the relationship with its Lao counterpart and supports the Lao NA at international forums, stated NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong during her talks with visiting Lao NA Vice Chairman Sengnouane Xayalat in Hanoi on July 17.

Phong congratulated Laos on the country’s achievements in both internal and external affairs after more than two years of implementing the resolution of the 10th National Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party.

She briefed the guests on major activities of the NA of Vietnam, including the adoption of seven laws during the NA’s fifth session recently, results of supervision programmes and question-and-answer sessions along with the NA’s programme on building law and ordinance in 2019.

She clarified that in external activities, Vietnam pursues the policy of multilateralising and diversifying international relations, being a friend and a reliable and responsible partner in foreign relations, contributing to peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

The NA Vice Chairwoman showed her hope that the legislative bodies of both countries will continue strengthening the supervision over the implementation of signed agreements and creating optimal conditions for the growth of ties between the two Parties and countries.

For his part, Sengnouane Xayalat said that his visit aims to promote the traditional ties between the two countries and bolster the partnership between the two legislative bodies.

The Lao NA Vice Chairman informed his host that during the recent sitting, the Lao NA discussed a number of issues related to poverty reduction, some major projects and a report on socio-economic development in the first six months of 2018 as well as a number of orientations and tasks for the rest of the year.

He said he hopes the Vietnamese side will share with Laos experience in external affairs. The two sides should increase the exchange of delegations at high and local levels, while continue supporting each other at parliamentary forums, he added.-VNA