Top legislator: Consolidating and developing Vietnam-Laos relationship
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim
Ngan hosted a reception for Vice President of the Lao National Assembly
Bounpone Bouttanavong in Hanoi on August 20th.
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
hosted a reception for Vice President of the Lao National Assembly Bounpone
Bouttanavong in Hanoi on August 20th. (Photo: VNA)
The host said the Vietnamese NA highly values
Bounpone Bouttanavong’s visit and considers consolidating and developing the
Vietnam-Laos relationship a strategic task.
She briefed her guest on Vietnam’s socio-economic
situation, with gross domestic product (GDP) expected to grow 6.76 percent
Ngan rejoiced at the implementation of documents
signed by Vietnamese and Lao top legislators and urged the Committees for
External Relations of the two legislatures to set forth a cooperation plan
for 2020, aiming to improve the efficiency of collaboration.
For his part, Bounpone Bouttanavong informed the
host about outcomes of his talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Phung Quoc
The two sides agreed to continue their coordination
in organising high-level visits of legislative leaders, thematic seminars
for agencies of the parliaments and training courses on law building, the
Lao legislator said, expressing his hope that the legislatures will step up
their cooperation in the time ahead.
He highlighted the success of the recent seventh
conference of external relations committees of Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian
parliaments in Vietnam’s northern province of Quang Ninh.
Laos will closely coordinate with Vietnam when the
country assumes the role as Chair of the Association of the Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in 2020.
Host and guest shared the views that the Lao NA
House is a significant project to the Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States,
NAs and peoples, and pledged to maintain their close coordination in order
to ensure the quality and progress of the project.
On this occasion, Bounpone Bouttanavong conveyed the
invitation of NA President Pany Yathotou to the Vietnamese top legislator to
soon visit Laos. NA Chairwoman Ngan accepted the invitation with pleasure./.