Lao Leader Highlights Vietnamese NA Chairman's Upcoming Official Visit
The official visit to Laos by Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue holds great significance and will actively contribute to the great relationship between the two legislative bodies and their countries, said Chairman of the Lao NA Saysomphone Phomvihane.
|Chairman of the Lao NA Saysomphone Phomvihane. Photo: VOV|
Reviewing parliamentary cooperation in the recent past, he said to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) during an interview, that the two NAs have been strengthening their traditional relations through the implementation of agreements and all-level mutual visits, as well as close coordination and mutual support at international and regional forums.
To continue bringing into play bilateral relations and cooperation, the two parliaments will press on with implementing their memorandum of understanding on cooperation and between the Lao NA’s Secretariat and the Vietnamese NA’s Office by increasing all-level delegation exchanges, supporting each other at regional and international parliamentary forums, working with the countries’ Party and Government agencies to organise celebrations during the Year of Solidarity and Friendship 2022, sharing experience, monitoring joint projects, and promoting partnerships in economy, trade and investment, according to Phomvihane.
The Lao leader went on to say that it is his honour to welcome Chairman Hue and the high-ranking delegation from Vietnam, which is the first official visit to Laos by Hue as Chairman of the Vietnamese NA and also the first by a foreign parliamentary leader to Laos since its 11th National Party Congress and the ninth tenure NA’s first session.
The visit takes place amid a number of important activities being held in the Solidarity and Friendship Year, he noted, adding that it is a particularly important diplomatic event and will greatly contribute to the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, as well as between their legislative bodies.
The leader held that despite the complex and unpredictable regional and international situation, bilateral relations have been developing unceasingly.
The organisation of the Solidarity and Friendship Year is a vivid demonstration of their special ties and also an occasion to look back on the rare long-standing relations and educate people, especially the young, on bilateral connections.
As hostile and reactionary forces are still seeking ruses to drive a wedge between Laos and Vietnam, the countries’ Parties, States and people need to educate younger generations on their responsibility for upholding, protecting and promoting the special relations, Chairman Phomvihane added.
|NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) welcomes his Lao counterpart Xaysomphone Phomvihane during the latter's official visit to Vietnam from December 6 to 8, 2021. Photo: VNA|
PathetLao Daily, a publication of the Lao News Agency, on May 13 said the trip of NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue reflects the Vietnamese Party and State’s respect for the ties and special political trust with Laos.
In the article on the front page, the newspaper noted the visit not only affirms the two countries’ consistent foreign policy of treasuring and unceasingly developing their great friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation, but also demonstrates the specialness of the bilateral relations, showing efforts by the two Parties and States to maintain the development trend in their ties.
It affirmed that the visit by NA Chairman Hue will help further intensify the great friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between the two parliaments as well as between the countries as a whole.
|An overview of the meeting. Photo: VNS|
In a related news, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 13 hosted visiting Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP)’s Central Committee and President of the Lao People’s Supreme Court Viengthong Siphandone in Hanoi.
Phuc noted that Vietnam is building a strategy to build and complete a law-governed socialist State towards 2023 with a vision to 2045, which comprises many contents related to improving the operational efficiency of the court system.
Recently, the Supreme People’s Court has been leading in implementing the judicial reform strategy, while making court procedures more open and transparent, enhancing the capacity of judges and improving the material conditions of courts from the central to local levels, and strengthening international cooperation and integration.
He said that Vietnam is willing to cooperate and share experience with Laos in both theoretical and practical aspects for higher efficiency in court activities in both countries.
The State leader expressed his belief that the partnership between the two court systems will bring about specific benefits and make positive contributions to the development in each country as well as the growth of bilateral ties.
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