Vietnam Fatherland Front leader meets top legislator of Laos

Friday, 2017-08-11 15:00:41
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NDO/VNA - President of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front (VFF) Tran Thanh Man held a meeting with Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou on August 11 as part of his working visit to Laos.

Man said that Laos is the first country he has chosen to visit since taking the top position at the VFF and vowed to do his upmost to contribute to the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the Parties, States and people of Vietnam and Laos, as well as to the ties between the two countries’ front organisations.

He informed the host of the outstanding development in the ties between the VFF and the Lao Front for National Construction, saying that the two fronts have regularly held exchanges and share working experiences. The two organisations will continue to work closely to successfully implement joint plans for 2017-2020.

The VFF leader took the occasion to ask the Lao NA leader to help create more favourable conditions for overseas Vietnamese in Laos to acquire Lao citizenship or long-term residential status, in addition to reducing fees and simplifying the procedures for them in registering marriage, labour and business, as well as in applying for alien resident status.

Man also urged the two countries to enhance transport connectivity, invest in border gate infrastructure and continue to collaborate in the search for and repatriation of the remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts who died in Laos during wartime.

Chairwoman Pany Yathotou said that she supports the VFF President’s proposals, stressing that the two countries should work to preserve their one-of-a-kind special ties.

She congratulated the VFF for the successful hosting of the conference of the front organisations of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, saying that she believes the fronts will make practical contributions to the friendship that exists among the three countries.