The Lao PM spoke highly of the achievements that the Vietnamese Party, State, and people have obtained recently, voicing his belief that under the Communist Party of Vietnam’s leadership, the Vietnamese people will successfully carry out the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress and the socio-economic development strategy for 2021 - 2030, and unceasingly raise the country’s role and stature in the region and the world.

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) and Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh in a photo before their meeting in Hanoi on January 8

Both host and guest affirmed that the parties, governments, national assemblies, and peoples of their countries always attach importance and give the top priority to maintaining the unique relationship between Vietnam and Laos.

They noted with satisfaction that despite impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, bilateral cooperation has still been developing via all channels and in all fields. They also applauded the close cooperation between specialized committees of the Vietnamese and Lao national assemblies in organizing workshops and sharing lawmaking experience.

The leaders shared the view that the two national assemblies need to keep coordination to monitor and facilitate the effective implementation of their countries’ agreements, while further increasing consultation and sharing experience in legislative affairs so as to help fuel post-pandemic socio-economic recovery and development.

Chairman Hue said the Vietnamese N.A. has been working to tackle every legal and institutional difficulty and arrange resources for accelerating joint projects, especially the transport infrastructure ones connecting the two countries and linking Laos with Vietnam's seaports, thereby helping connect Laos to the sea and turn it into a regional integration connectivity center.

The two sides also agreed to continue close coordination and mutual support in their national assemblies’ activities, particularly at regional and international parliamentary forums.

Source: VNA