The deepened cooperation of the Committees for External Relations of the Vietnamese and Lao National Assemblies has contributed greatly to promoting the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.
The comment was shared by officials in charge of external relations of the Vietnamese and Lao National Assemblies during their meeting in Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam on June 27, where they exchanged information and experience related to their work.
Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese NA Huynh Ngoc Son urged the two committees to coordinate more closely at international and regional parliamentary forums so as to jointly contribute to building Southeast Asia of peace, security and development and creating an international environment favourable for the two countries’ people to speed up national construction and development.
He also urged the two committees to focus on disseminating information on the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity among the young generations.
Vice President of the Lao NA Saysomphone Phomvihan spoke of positive changes in the cooperation between Laos and Vietnam over the past time in the context of difficulties and challenges in each country and complex developments in the regional and international situation.
He referred to continuous enhancement of bilateral cooperation in politics, defence and security, and foreign relations, further promotion of ties in socio-economics, culture, education, health, science and technology, and Vietnam’s first place among investors in Laos.
At the meeting, the participants affirmed that the bilateral relationship between the Vietnamese and Lao legislative bodies has been incessantly consolidated and developed comprehensively, especially after the two sides signed a cooperative agreement in April 2007.
The constant exchanges of visits, the implementation of the signed cooperation agreements, and the sharing of information and experience have established trust and closeness between officials and deputies of the Vietnamese and Lao legislative bodies, the participants stressed.
Source: VNA/ VOV