Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong on October 28 hosted a reception for his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachith and a high-ranking delegation from the Lao Party and State.
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachith
The Lao leader is on a Vietnam visit to attend the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnamese Volunteer Soldiers and Experts in Laos
Hailing their visit, the Vietnamese leader described it as a source of encouragementfor the Vietnamese Party, State, army and people, especially former Vietnamesevoluntary soldiers and experts in Laos.
He highlighted the close fraternity between the two nations who have stoodshoulder-to-shoulder with each other in their struggles for national liberationand construction.
The leader congratulated Laos on the country’s achievements in the past time,expressing his belief that under the leadership of the Lao People’sRevolutionary Party (LPRP), the Lao people will reap further results in therenewal process, realise all targets set by the 10th Congress of theLPRP, and successfully organise the party congresses at all levels.
Bounnhang Vorachith, for his part, expressed his delight at the specialsolidarity and robust relations between the two countries which have beendeveloped in various sectors and brought practical benefit to each people.
He took the occasion to thank Vietnam’s whole-hearted support in the pastyears, affirming Laos will coordinate with Vietnam to carry out agreementsinked between the two Parties and States, contributing to elevating the greatfriendship, special solidary and comprehensive cooperation to a new high.
The Lao leader spoke highly of the roles of the Vietnamese voluntary soldiersand experts in Laos, saying they made positive contributions to the Laorevolution.
The Lao Party, State and people always feel an immense gratitude to therelatives of Vietnamese martyrs, wounded soldiers, and former Vietnamesevoluntary soldiers and experts in Laos, he stressed.
At the event, both leaders agreed that the celebration will offer a goodoccasion for the two countries to look back on their special solidarity, andshow gratitude to the contributions by the Vietnamese voluntary soldiers andexperts to the revolutionary causes of the two Parties, as well as independenceand freedom of the two peoples./.
NA Chairwoman meets Lao leader
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan shakes hands with Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith.
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on October 28 had a meeting with Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith, who is on a Vietnam visit to attend the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnamese Volunteer Soldiers and Experts in Laos.
The top legislator, also a Politburo member, described Bounnhang Vorachith’s visit as a vivid illustration for the great friendship, combat alliance and special solidarity between the two Parties, States, armies and peoples.
She said the ceremony offers an opportunity for both sides to look back on the glorious tradition of the Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts in Laos, as well as show profound gratitude for those who sacrificed their youth for independence and freedom in each nation.
NA Chairwoman Ngan said they were principal contributors to the close ties between the two Parties, States and peoples.
She also took the occasion to inform the Lao leader of the Vietnamese National Assembly’s recent activities, and highlighted that both parliaments are working to accelerate cooperation contents reached during her visit to Laos in September.
Regarding the construction of the Lao National Assembly House, the Vietnamese side has pledged efforts to ensure the progress and quality of the work, she added.
Bounnhang Vorachith, for his part, expressed his delight at the impressive achievements by the Vietnamese Party, State and people in the past time, and stressed the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations which have stood the test of time.
He affirmed Laos will continue educating its younger generations about the Vietnam – Laos relations, and further efforts to nurture the ties./.
Sixth working day of 14th NA’s eight session
The 14th National Assembly’s ongoing eighth session held its sixth working day in Hanoi on October 28 under the chair of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
In the morning, lawmakers listened to a report collecting feedback on the draft revised Law on Militia and Self-Defence Forces by Chairman of the NA’s Committee on National Defence and Security Vo Trong Viet.
Fifteen lawmakers presented their opinions on the draft, mostly in favour of the need to amend and supplement the law.
Also in the morning, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh reported on the State’s external activities 2019.
In the afternoon, Viet delivered another report on feedback on the Law on immigration by Vietnamese citizens
Eighteen legislators expressed their views on procedures for the issuance of popular, official and diplomatic passports, immigration management, among others.
Minister of Public Security To Lam later clarified issues of deputies’ concern.
Concluding discussions, NA Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty, who managed the day, said the NA Standing Committee will direct agencies concerned to fine-tune draft laws before submitting them to the legislature for approval.
On October 29, the NA will have a plenary meeting to hear a report on the draft amendments of and supplements to a number of articles of the Law on the Organization of the National Assembly, among others./.VNA