PM hosts President of Lao State Inspection Authority

- Monday, 03/06/2024, 20:07

Vietnam always gives the top priority to maintaining, consolidating and fostering its great friendship, special solidary and comprehensive cooperation with Laos, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told visiting President of the Lao State Inspection Authority Khamphan Phommathat at their meeting in Hanoi on June 3 afternoon.

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives President of the Lao State Inspection Authority Khamphan Phommathat. Photo: VNA

"Vietnam stands ready to work with and assist Laos in building an independent and self-reliant economy," the Government leader added.

Informing the host PM about good outcomes of the recent talks between his delegation and the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam, Phommathat proposed Vietnam offer further support for Laos, especially experience in macro-economic management, perfecting institutions and legal regulations, and improving professional capacities and skills, as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of inspection, complaint resolution, and anti-corruption measures.

Both host and guest expressed their joy over the growing Vietnam-Laos cooperation toward practical outcomes, with delegation exchanges maintained and bilateral trade hitting some 620.6 million USD in the first fourth months, up 10% year-on-year.

PM Chinh recommended inspection bodies under the countries’ Parties and states coordinate in building plans to effectively implement high-level agreements, existing collaboration mechanisms, and the outcomes of the 46th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee for Bilateral Cooperation.

"It is necessary to step up cross-border economic cooperation and projects that enhance transport and trade connectivity and economic integration, with key initiatives including the Hanoi-Vientiane expressway and the Vientiane-Vung Ang railway," he noted.

He also called on the bodies to continue their high-level delegation exchanges and cooperation, particularly in inspection work, anti-corruption efforts, and complaint resolution. Chinh encouraged them to maintain training programmes to improve the professional capacity of their personnel.

The PM affirmed that Vietnam is willing to share expertise with Laos in macro-economic management, particularly in monetary and fiscal policies, and support the neighbour in successfully undertaking its international responsibilities this year, including the rotating ASEAN chairmanship./.

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh