National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan  (fifth, right) and Lao officials pose for a photo (Photo: VNA)

– Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan stated
that Vietnam’s Party and State leaders have always supported and provided all
favourable conditions for the people’s organizations of Vietnam to unceasingly
strengthen the friendship and cooperation with their Lao counterparts.

She made the
statement at a reception for Somphan Phengkhammy, a Party Central Committee
member, Vice National Assembly Chairman, and President of the Committee for
Peace and Solidarity of Laos in Hanoi on August 22.

Ngan spoke highly of
friendship and cooperative activities of the people’s organizations of the two
countries, including the Peace Committee of Vietnam and the Committee for Peace
and Solidarity of Laos, saying these activities have contributed pragmatically
to cementing the time-honoured bilateral ties.

She wished the friendship and cooperation between the two people in general and
the two peace committees would reap bigger achievements and help with
consolidating the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between
Vietnam and Laos.

[Vietnam, Laos peace committees enjoy fruitful cooperation]

Somphanh Phengkhammy
briefed Chairwoman Ngan of the outcomes of his talks with Uong Chu Luu, NA Vice
Chairman and President of the Peace Committee, saying the two sides agreed to
continue bolstering cooperation in practical activities, and working together
and supporting each other in people-to-people diplomacy and in communication
campaigns to popularize the two countries’ special solidarity and friendship.

On the occasion,
host and guest agreed that the two law-making bodies will continue working
closely in speeding up the building of the Laos National Assembly House as the
project is significant to promoting the special solidarity between the two
countries. -VNA