Seminar highlights role of female NA deputies in Vietnam, Laos

NDO – Vietnamese and Lao National Assembly (NA) jointly held a seminar, with the theme ‘the role of female NA deputies in the NA’s activities’, in Da Nang City on August 7.



The seminar o­n ‘the role of female NA deputies in the NA’s activities’ (Credit: VNA)

The event was attended by Vietnamese Politburo members: NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, member of Party Central Committee (PCC) and head of the PCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai, and NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong; Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh; along with Lao Politburo member and NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou, Lao NA Vice Chairwoman Sisay Leudetmounsone and Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Thongsavanh Phomvihane.

Addressing the seminar, o­n behalf of the Vietnamese NA, Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan warmly welcomed the female NA deputies from the two countries, as well as all the distinguished guests in attendance at the event.

She noted that during the course of the 55 years since the diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Laos were established, the special relations and solidarity between the two nations have been nurtured and developed, in turn becoming an invaluable common asset of the two peoples.

The Vietnamese legislative leader also stated that the seminar is a meaningful event – the first meeting of female NA deputies in the 14th tenure of Vietnamese NA and the eighth tenure of Lao NA.

The event aims to create an opportunity for female NA deputies from the two countries to share and exchange their experiences in parliamentary activities, emphasised NA Chairwoman Ngan.

For her part, Lao NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou expressed her appreciation for the Vietnamese NA’s idea of organising the seminar and stressed that the event was part of activities to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and 40 years of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.

The seminar also demonstrated that the cooperation between the two legislative bodies has been deeply and effectively developed, significantly contributing to enhancing the great friendship, long-term solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and peoples, she added.

The Lao legislative leader also assessed that the seminar will contribute to improving the efficiency of the two NAs’ performance, particularly the institutionalisation of issues related to gender equality and the protection of the rights of women and children.