Hue took the occasion to propose that Vietnam and Laos closely coordinate and seriously implement their high-level agreements, and well prepare for meetings between their high-ranking leaders and for the 46th Meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee.

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (left) has a meeting with General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith in Vientiane on December 4. 

Highly appreciating recent outcomes in the Vietnam-Laos relations, which has seen significant contributions of their legislative bodies, the Lao leader recommended the nations continue to coordinate in resolving issues remained and make breakthroughs in their economy-trade-investment cooperation, transforming these areas in terms of quality to be commensurate with their political relationship. He said the sides need suitable policy mechanisms to boost their bilateral trade and investment and connect their economies.

Sisoulith hoped that Vietnam would continue to encourage its enterprises to expand investment and business in Laos, prioritising such sectors as energy, transport connectivity, and minerals.

The two leaders affirmed Vietnam and Laos will continue their close coordination and mutual support at international and regional forums, especially the United Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as sub-regional cooperation mechanisms.

Hue stated that Vietnam always supports and is ready to provide maximum assistance for Laos to successfully assume its 2024 role as the chair of ASEAN and ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, helping enhance the country’s role and position in the region and the world.

Source: VNA