HANOI, Dec 9 (Xinhua): President of the Lao National Assembly (NA) Saysomphone Phomvihane has wrapped up an official visit to Vietnam from Dec. 6 to 8 to promote bilateral ties between the two countries.
In the Vietnamese capital city Hanoi, Saysomphone held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Vuong Dinh Hue on Monday, discussing orientations and measures to strengthen cooperation between the two countries and parliaments in the time to come, Vietnam News Agency reported.
In particular, they agreed to consider signing a new cooperation agreement between the two NAs with specific amendments and supplements that are more effective and substantive, and to coordinate closely in monitoring and facilitating the implementation of cooperation agreements between the two countries.
The two agreed to continue to promote the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia tripartite collaboration on the Development Triangle with thematic workshops at the NA committee level, as well as to continue coordinating closely at regional and international parliamentary forums.
They also co-chaired a seminar to share experiences in implementing the top legislatures' functions, including law-making, supervision and deciding on the countries' important issues.
On the occasion, the top legislators witnessed a ceremony to hand over medical supplies worth 1.1 million U.S. dollars provided by the Vietnamese legislature to its Lao counterpart to help with COVID-19 prevention and control.
On Monday, visiting Saysomphone also met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.
During their meeting, the two agreed to effectively carry out high-level agreements, continue working closely together to fight Covid-19, strengthen national defence-security collaboration, step up economic, trade and investment ties as well as accelerate infrastructure projects, among others. - Xinhua