At their meeting in Vientiane on January 11, the two leaders expressed their delight at the development of bilateral ties across all fields despite COVID-19, notably their law-making bodies have maintained high-level meetings, thematic seminars, experience sharing, and mutual coordination and support at international and regional parliamentary forums.

At the meeting

PM Pham Minh Chinh, who is paying an official visit to Laos, lauded significant and meaningful achievements made by the Lao Party, State, people in the process of national construction and development.

The Vietnamese leader spoke highly of the outcomes of Chairman Saysomphone's official visit to Vietnam in December 2021 in contribution to strengthening the sound relationship between the two N.A.s and the success of the Vietnam - Laos, Laos - Vietnam Friendship and Solidarity Year 2022.

For his part, Chairman Saysomphone expressed his desire to constantly tighten the close collaboration between the two legislative bodies, including their effective coordination and implementation of joint inspection activities serving better implementation of the two nations’ high-level cooperation agreements.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (left) and Chairman of the Lao N.A. Saysomphone Phomvihane

He suggested the two sides continue to beef up their exchange and sharing of professional experiences; organization of related conferences and seminars; and cooperate and support each other at regional and international parliamentary forums such as the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF), and Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie (APF).

Appreciating Vietnam’s great support and assistance to Laos over the past time, including the construction of the Lao N.A. House, the Chairman highlighted his support for the constant enhancement and deepening of the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations.

Source: VNA