At the talks, which took place within the framework of N.A. Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue's official visit to Laos, the two sides briefed each other on the organization, functions and tasks of each committee, and discussed the possibility of holding a conference of the N.A. Committees for Defense and Security of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, as well as the topics of the event.

Vongsack said that the Lao side is interested in organizing a conference to share experience between the N.A. Committees for Defense and Security of Vietnam and Laos, expressing hope that both sides will work together to hold the activity.

Chairman of the National Assembly Committee for Defense and Security Major General Le Tan Toi holds talks with his Lao counterpart, Lieutenant General Vongsack Phanthavong.

Toi agreed with proposals put forth by Vongsack, underlining that the contents of the new cooperation agreement between the two N.A.s, which was signed on May 16, are important orientations for the collaboration between the two committees.

He affirmed that the Committee for Defense and Security of the Vietnamese N.A. is willing to coordinate with the Lao side more closely and effectively.

Also on May 16, Secretary General of the Vietnamese National Assembly Bui Van Cuong held talks with his Lao counterpart Pingkham Lasasimma during which they agreed to closely coordinate in carrying out agreements recently signed between the two legislatures and between the Vietnamese N.A.’s Office and the Lao N.A. Secretariat.

Cuong, who is also Chairman of the N.A. Office, shared experience in organizing N.A. sessions and how his office has provided consultancy and advice in this matter, from preparing contents of discussions and agenda, to arranging venues, facilities, COVID-19 control measures and press information before, during and after a sitting.

Pingkham, for her part, thanked Cuong for his valuable experience and useful information as well as the Vietnamese N.A. Office for enthusiastic support for running the Vietnamese-funded N.A. building newly launched in Laos.

She also pledged to work closely with the N.A. Secretary General as well as the N.A. Office of Vietnam to implement the signed agreements between the two sides.

The two officials later witnessed the handover of a Vietnamese donation of USD 100,000 to the Laos N.A. Secretariat to help it purchase equipment.

Source: VNA