The Lao guest is accompanying N.A. Chairman Saysomphone Phomvihane during an official visit to Vietnam from December 6 to 8.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh (right) meets with Vice Chairman of the Lao National Assembly Sommad Pholsena in Hanoi on December 7.

Sommad Pholsena thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, and people for consistently supporting and assisting his country in socio-economic development.

In particular, he noted, they helped Laos build a new N.A. building which was put into operation last August.

The Vice Chairman, who is also head of the steering committee for the Lao N.A. building project, expressed his hope that Vietnam will continue cooperating with and helping his country to operate this building. He also suggested the commendation of collectives and individuals with considerable contributions to this project.

The host official said this building is critically important to bilateral cooperation and serves as a symbol of the countries’ special solidarity, noting that Vietnam will keep helping Laos with the building operation and maintenance.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Construction has also been asked to continue working closely with the Lao side to complete procedures and reward those with substantial contribution to the project, the Deputy PM added.

Source: VNA