The Hanoitimes - Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly (NA) Pany Yathotou and a parliamentary delegation concluded on March 10 their official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of her counterpart Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
During the working visit to Vietnam from March 5, the parliamentary delegations of Vietnam and Laos held talks. The NA leaders of the two countries witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two NAs and another between the two NA Offices for 2017-2021.
The Lao delegation paid cordial visits to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang, and had the meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) welcomes Lao NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou.
They also received representatives of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association and the National Liaison Committee of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and military experts in Laos.
Chairwoman of the Lao NA Pany Yathotou also co-chaired a workshop on management decentralisation from central and grassroots levels in Laos and Vietnam.
At the meetings, the two sides considered Yathotou’s visit as a contribution to the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and NAs.
The two sides agreed to strengthen coordination to effectively implement cooperation documents, programmes and plans. They concurred in maintaining mutual visits by their senior leaders, increasing delegation exchanges, and stepping up information sharing and cooperation to solve emerging issues in a timely manner.
Secretary of Ca Mau provincial Party Committee Duong Thanh Binh welcomes Lao NA Chairwoman Pany
On this occasion, the Lao delegation paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh and visited Ho Chi Minh City, Ca Mau province and Bac Lieu province.
Translated by Thu Minh