Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)

At the visit, the top legislator briefed on her activities in Laos so far, which included meetings with Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounhang Volachith and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, as well as a field trip to the construction site of the Lao National Assembly House - a gift of the Vietnamese Party, State and people to Laos.

She also informed embassy staff on Vietnam’s socio-economic development and the NA’s preparations for its upcoming 8th session in October.

Praising efforts of the embassy in fulfilling their missions tasked by the Party and State, Ngan said despite several difficulties, the embassy has made important contributions to boosting the Vietnam - Laos friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation across politics, economy-trade-investment, culture, education, and tourism, among others.

She affirmed that the Party and State always create favourable conditions for the operations of Vietnamese representative agencies overseas, including the embassy.

Amid the global and regional situation, Ngan recommended the embassy strengthen its citizen protection measures in terms of spiritual support, information supply and legal consultation.

She took the occasion to express her wish that Vietnamese enterprises operating in Laos will respect local law and cultural traditions, and make contributions to Laos’ socio-economic growth./.

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