Vietnamese and Lao women legislators attending the conference on the role of women deputies in parliament activities in Hanoi visited the central province of Quang Nam on August 8.



NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong and her Lao counterpart Sysay Leudedmounsone pose for a photo with Quang Nam provincial leaders.

The Vietnamese team was led by NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong, who is also the President of the Women Parliamentarian Group. At the same time, the Lao team was led by NA Vice Chairwoman Sysay Leudedmounsone, the leader of the Lao Women Parliamentarian Group.

According to Dinh Van Thu, Chairman of the Quang Nam People’s Committee, the province enjoyed a gross regional domestic product growth of 14.73 in 2016 and 6.36 percent in the first half of 2017.

The province has also established close partnership with Lao localities, including Sekong, Attapeu and Salavan.

So far, as many as 26 provincial departments, agencies and organisations of Quang Nam have partnered and twinned with those in Sekong province, while all districts of Sekong have set up twin relations with Quang Nam localities, including those along the border.

Quang Nam and Sekong have actively implemented the Vietnam-Lao border regulations as well as the agreement on undocumented migrants and unregistered marriages in border areas. Quang Nam has also supported Sekong in infrastructure building, economic development, security, education , culture and tourism.

Thu added that the Quang Nam-Champasak relationship has been fruitful in all fields, with Quang Nam providing scholarships for 103 students from Champasak.

Addressing the event, Lao NA Vice Chairwoman Sysay Leudedmounsone thanked the Vietnamese and Quang Nam side for supporting Lao localities in socio-economic development.

Meanwhile, NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong stated that from one of the poorest localities of Vietnam, Quang Nam has risen to one of the most developed, with ensured security and defence.

She further added that Quang Nam is a bright example in fostering ties with Laos, with all-round ties with Sekong and Champasak.

 

                                               Source: NDO

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