Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou has hailed Vietnam’s hosting of the second DPRK-USA Summit, which has contributed to building peace in the region and the world and elevating the country’s international profile
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan welcomes her Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou (L)
At a meeting with NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in Hanoi on March 5, Yathotou said she regards her Vietnam trip as a chance for both sides to review the implementation of the two legislative bodies’ memorandum of understanding on cooperation over the past two years.
Through high-level meetings and visits, cooperation between localities and joint conferences, Laos has got support and learnt from experience of Vietnam’s National Assembly and localities, thereby helping improve the quality of its operations as well as inspection over the implementation of socio-economic development plans and law enforcement of the legislative body and People’s Councils of Laos, she told her host.
The Lao top legislator thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for the gift of a new office building for the Lao National Assembly, adding that the project is underway on schedule.
In reply, the top Vietnamese legislator congratulated Laos on its outstanding achievement across variety of fields and expressed her confidence that under the sound leadership of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, the direction of the Government, and the supervision of the National Assembly, Lao people will reap greater successes and successfully fulfill targets set in the 10th National Party Congress’s resolution and the 2016-2020 socio-economic development plan.
With regard to the partnership between the two NAs, the Vietnamese NA leader agreed with her Lao counterpart’s proposal that the two sides should continue maintaining high-ranking visits senior leaders and professional agencies of both sides, while increasing the sharing of information as well as collaboration in dealing with arising problems.
Both sides agreed that the two legislative bodies will enhance the supervision over the implementation of signed agreements between the two governments, ministries, sectors and localities, including agreements signed during the recent visit to Laos by Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, while completing the legal corridor to facilitate the realization of bilateral deals.
NA Chairwoman Ngan thanked the Lao NA for supporting Vietnam in hosting a number of regional and international forums and meetings in 2020, asking for Laos’s coordination with Vietnam when the country assume the role of ASEAN Chair and AIPA President in 2020.
She showed her elation at the fruitful results of the joint supervision activities of the two NAs, suggesting that the two sides work hand in hand in boosting the partnership among border localities of Vietnam and Laos, ensuring border security and managing migrants in border areas.
The Vietnamese NA Chairwoman highlighted the construction of the new office building for the Lao NA as an important project for both Parties, States and peoples and promised that the Vietnamese NA will continue coordinating with the Lao side to ensure its quality and progress.
At the working session, the two NA leaders discussed the joint supervision over the implementation of the agreement on the settlement of free migration and undocumented marriage in border areas of Vietnam and Laos in 2019.
Ngan also appreciate the results of a conference held by the Lao NA delegation and Hanoi authorities on March 5 to share experience in operations of local government and asked the two sides to continue exchanging experience in the operation of People’s Councils.
She also proposed establishing a joint working group to supervise activities of border gates and to remove obstacles for bilateral trade.