National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) hosts Lao NA Vice Chairman Sengnouane Xayalath (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnamese and Lao legislative bodies should further enhance cooperation and share experience in building the institutional and legal systems, as well as supervising the execution of laws, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said on July 17.

She made the recommendation at a reception for visiting Lao NA Vice Chairman Sengnouane Xayalath in Hanoi, during which Ngan extolled the outcomes of the talks between Vietnamese and Lao high-level parliamentary delegations.

The NA leader suggested the two legislative bodies create favourable legal and policy instruments for their governments to implement more effectively commitments and agreements reached by Vietnamese and Lao leaders via coordination to examine the implementation of the signed agreements.

Ngan expressed her pleasure at the effective cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and Lao localities, saying the NA is ready to connect Vietnamese localities with those in Laos to exchange experience in the work of the People’s Councils.

She added that the Vietnamese NA and Government will join hands with the Lao counterparts to accelerate the construction of the Lao NA headquarters  as scheduled.

The facility will be a symbol of the traditional friendship and special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos, she stressed.

For his part, Xayalath said his ongoing visit to Vietnam aims to tighten the relations between Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States and peoples.

He conveyed the best regards from Lao top legislator Pany Yathotou to NA Chairwoman Ngan. 

At the talks with NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong earlier the same day, the two sides discussed various issues of mutual concerns, including the cooperation between the two countries’ parliaments with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and other countries. 

The guest also shared Laos’ socio-economic situation in the first six months of 2018 as well as the country’s efforts to reform administrative procedures and realise socio-economic development targets in the remainder of this year, especially exports and small-scale industry.

He highlighted the sound development between Vietnam and Laos over the recent past, referring to the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation and the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the bilateral diplomatic ties in 2017.-VNA