|National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong (R) and Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly’s Committee for Ethnic Affairs Buaphoune Likhaida
While expressing her delight at the outcomes of the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017, Phong stressed the Vietnamese and Lao NAs have co-organised various practical events, thus contributing to the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations.
She took this occasion to laud the Lao delegation’s contributions to the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26), which was held in Hanoi from January 17-20.
Speaking highly of the outcomes of the earlier talks between the Lao NA’s Committee for Ethnic Affairs and Vietnamese NA’s Council for Ethnic Affairs, Phong urged the two sides to continue their close collaboration and experience exchanges.
For her part, Buaphoune Likhaida noted with pleasure the strong development of the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation in all fields.
She expressed her wish to strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two countries’ parliaments and ethnic councils.