Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim
Ngan hosted a reception for Vice President of the Lao National Assembly
Bounpone Bouttanavong in Hanoi on August 20.
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
(right) hosted a reception for Vice President of the Lao National Assembly
Bounpone Bouttanavong in Hanoi on August 20. (Photo: VNA)
The host said the Vietnamese NA highly values
Bounpone Bouttanavong’s visit andconsiders consolidating and developing the
Vietnam-Laos relationship astrategic task.
She briefed her guest on Vietnam’s socio-economic
situation, with gross domesticproduct (GDP) expected to grow 6.76 percent in
Ngan rejoiced at the implementation of documents
signed by Vietnamese and Laotop legislators and urged the Committees for
External Relations of the twolegislatures to set forth a cooperation plan
for 2020, aiming to improve theefficiency of collaboration.
For his part, Bounpone Bouttanavong informed thehost about outcomes of his
talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Phung QuocHien.
The two sides agreed to continue their coordination
in organising high-levelvisits of legislative leaders, thematic seminars for
agencies of the parliamentsand training courses on law building, the Lao
legislator said, expressing hishope that the legislatures will step up their
cooperation in the time ahead.
He highlighted the success of the recent seventh
conference of externalrelations committees of Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian
parliaments in Vietnam’snorthern province of Quang Ninh.
Laos will closely coordinate with Vietnam when the
country assumes the role asChair of the Association of the Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEANInter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) in 2020.
Host and guest shared the views that the Lao NA
House is a significant projectto the Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States, NAs
and peoples, and pledged to maintaintheir close coordination in order to
ensure the quality and progress of theproject.
On this occasion, Bounpone Bouttanavong conveyed the
invitation of NA PresidentPany Yathotou to the Vietnamese top legislator to
soon visit Laos. NAChairwoman Ngan accepted the invitation with pleasure.-VNA