Man briefed his host on the outstanding development of the ties between the VFF and the Lao Front for National Construction.
He said Laos is the first country he has chosen to visit since taking the top position at the VFF, and pledged his best effort to contribute to the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the Parties, States and people of Vietnam and Laos as well as to the ties between the two countries’ front organisations.
The the two fronts have intensified regular exchanges and shared working experiences and the two sides will continue to work closely to successfully implement joint plans for 2017-2020, he said.
The VFF leader used the occasion to ask the Lao NA leader to offer more favourable conditions for overseas Vietnamese in Laos to acquire Lao citizenship or long-term residential status, and reduce fees and simplify procedures for them in registering marriage, labour and business, as well as in applying for alien resident status.
Man also called on the two countries to enhance transport connectivity, invest in border gate infrastructure and continue to collaborate in the search for and repatriation of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts who died in Laos during wartime.
Chairwoman Pany Yathotour said she supports the VFF President’s proposals, stressing that the two countries should work to preserve their one-of-a-kind special ties.
She congratulated the VFF for the successful organization of the conference of the front organisations of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, saying that she believes the fronts will make practical contributions to the friendship among the three countries.