AsemconnectVietnam - National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has highlighted the ongoing official visit to Vietnam by General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith as a historic milestone in the relations between the two nations.
Receiving the top Lao leader in Hanoi on December 19, Ngan hailed the two countries' efforts to successfully hold activities of the 2017 Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam Friendship Year.
Pragmatic activities have exerted wide-ranging influence on people of the two countries, especially youths, helping them understand more about Vietnam-Laos special combat alliance and the wholehearted mutual support of the two Parties, States and peoples during the past struggles for national liberation and reunification as well as the present cause of national construction, protection and development, she told her guest.
Bounnhang Vorachith applauded the effective coordination between the Vietnamese and Lao legislatures over recent times, affirming their great contributions to the fruitful relationship between the two countries.
The two law-making bodies should strengthen the sharing of information and experience, and their cooperation in supervising the implementation of Vietnam-Laos Joint Statements, agreements reached by leaders and Governments of the two countries, and other cooperation programmes, the two leaders emphasized.
They agreed that the two legislatures should make drastic changes and supplements to mechanisms, policies and laws in order to further augment collaboration in trade and investment.
They also held that the two sides should work hand in hand and offer mutual support at regional and international forums, as well as in sub-region cooperation mechanisms.
Meeting with General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith in Hanoi the same day, PM Phuc expressed delight at the success of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Year 2017.
He praised the two government's efforts to direct their ministries, sectors, localities and businesses in implementing Vietnam-Laos joint statements, agreements reached by their leaders, and cooperative pacts, programmes and plans as a contribution to political stability, socio-economic development and international integration of each country.
Bounnhang Vorachith hailed the two governments' close coordination and effective work in assessing bilateral cooperation and removing hurdles in the execution of key cooperative projects.
He suggested the two governments to go ahead with their strong leadership of the implementation of bilateral agreements to reinforce the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries and urged Vietnam to boost agricultural cooperation with Laos.
PM Phuc, in turn, affirmed that the Vietnamese Government's readiness to actively realize bilateral agreements and take effective measures to deal with obstacles in bilateral economic cooperation.
He thanked the Lao Party and State for their sympathy and timely support for flood and storm victims in Vietnam’s central localities.