(VOVworld)-Vietnam and Laos have agreed to strengthen cooperation and solidarity between the two National Assemblies and peoples. During talks in Hanoi on Monday, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and her visiting Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou reiterated the two countries’ commitments to support each other in the international arena and promote signed projects and programs. They said that reciprocal visits between Vietnamese and Lao leaders have created the framework and momentum for bilateral relations.
Meeting with the Lao National Assembly Chairwoman, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc described her visit as an especially important political event, creating new momentum to deepen the special solidarity between the two nations. Mr. Phuc underscored that Vietnam treasures and gives top priority to bilateral ties. He called for stronger Vietnam-Laos cooperation to promote ASEAN’s central role and consensus in regional strategic issues including the East Sea.
Chairwoman Yathotou said that closer cooperation between the two Governments will be the driving force for two-way trade. She expressed her belief that Vietnam will successfully host APEC Year 2017.