Top Lao legislator’s Vietnam visit grabs Lao headlines

VOV.VN - Major Lao newspapers on December 7 gave wide coverage on the Laos National Assembly Chairman Xaysomphone Phomvihane’s current visit to Vietnam, saying the visit will not only help consolidate the close-knit relationship but also bolster all-round cooperation between the two countries.

National daily Pasaxon (People) highlighted Xaysomphone’s activities on December 6, including his high-level talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Vuong Dinh Hue during which they both agreed to tighten the special relationship and cooperation between the two countries and legislative bodies.

Xaysomphone and Hue also co-chaired a seminar sharing the two sides’ experience in organizing Q&A sessions and deciding on key projects.    

Meanwhile, the Vientiane Times ran an article praising cooperation between the two National Assemblies of Laos and Vietnam, emphasizing that this is Xaysomphone’s first foreign trip since he was elected Chairman of the Laos National Assembly earlier this year.

The newspaper quoted the two chief legislators during their talks saying the cooperative relationship between the two countries’ legislative bodies have flourished, from delegation exchanges to experience sharing in legislation.

Another Lao newspaper, PathetLao Daily, published on the front page a news story titled ‘Laos and Vietnam continue to deepen cooperation ties between the two National Assemblies’.

According to the article, the fact that Xaysomphone chose Vietnam as the first country to visit after being elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Lao PDR once again demonstrates the special nature of the relationship between the two countries.

Despite the impact of the prolonged COVID-19 outbreak, the article said the two National Assemblies of Laos and Vietnam have maintained close cooperation.   Most notably, the Vietnam National Assembly of Vietnam has assisted the Laos National Assembly in building its headquarters in Vientiane - a gift from the Party, State and people of Vietnam to the Party, State and people of Laos.

PathetLao Daily affirmed the official visit to Vietnam by Laos National Assembly Chairman Xaysomphone Phomvihane is expected to further strengthen the special and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

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