The Committees for National Defence and Security of the Vietnamese and Lao National Assemblies held talks in Vietnam’s central coastal city of Da Nang on Sept. 13.

This was the first meeting between the two committees in the new tenure of the two National Assemblies.

The two sides briefed each other on each country’s socio-economic development as well as national defence and security situations, while exchanging information and experience in organisation and operation of the two committees.

While discussing issues of mutual concern, they reached consensus on a cooperation programme during this tenure.

International and regional issues were also put on the table at the meeting./.