Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc underscored the importance of maintaining regular high-level visits to strengthen bilateral ties during a reception in Hanoi on July 18 for Vice Chairman of the Lao National Assembly Sengnuon Saynhalat.
The PM expressed his delight at the close and effective ties between the two legislatures, especially in performing law-making and supervisory roles, as well as external relations at regional and global parliamentary forums.
He hoped that the two legislatures will support each other’s changes in mechanisms, policies, and laws to continue fostering political, diplomatic, national defence, and security ties.
Both sides were urged to effectively carry out agreements between the two Parties and States, improve the efficiency of trade and investment cooperation, create favourable conditions for Vietnam’s projects in Laos; and ensure the ongoing progress and quality of projects.
The two countries should step up economic connectivity, especially in transport and energy; improve education and training cooperation quality; and raise public awareness of the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity, especially among young generations, he said.
Describing the new Lao NA House as an especially important project, the PM said Vietnam has issued special mechanisms and sped up its construction. He believed that with joint efforts, the work can be completed as scheduled and become a symbol of bilateral ties.
Saynhalat, for his part, said his visit aims to reinforce ties between the two Parties, States, and legislatures, adding that the delegation has acquired Vietnam’s experience in coordinating with parliaments worldwide.
The Vietnamese NA, and People’s Councils of various Vietnamese cities and provinces have offered practical support to Laos in diverse areas in the past years, he said.
He thanked the Vietnamese Party, State, Government, and NA for building the Lao NA House as a gift.
The guest pledged that although the world situation changes, the Lao Party, State, and people will always stand side by side with their Vietnamese counterparts, and wished that later generations would also continue to uphold these relations.