Jul 13, 2011
(VOV) - The third conference on the National Assembly (NA)’s Committees for External Relations of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia opened in Champasak province, Laos on July 10.
The Vietnamese delegation was led by Nguyen Van Son, Head of the NA’s Committee for External Relations.
Present at the event were also representatives of the Ministries of Planning and Investment, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the three countries, and some local authorities in the development triangle area.
The six-day conference aims to exchange measures to encourage friendship relations, to support the three countries’ efforts in developing the triangle area, and to consolidate cooperation relations among the three legislative bodies and information exchanges among the three NA Committees for External Relations.
The event is focused on the role of the NA in legislation and human resource development in this area. The Vietnamese delegation gave important reports to review on the implementation of agreements among the three governments and propose initiatives to strengthen the role of the NA in developing human resources.
After discussions, the third joint communiqué will be released to evaluate cooperation among governments in the triangle area.
To promote the socioeconomic development in border areas as expected by local people, an inter-parliamentary sub-committee will be established in each country with the aim of supervising and assisting the implementation of policies concerning the growth of area.
In order to carry out the agreements signed among the Governments, the three NA Committees for External Relations called on foreign countries and international financial institutions to invest and provide preferential credit for socioeconomic development projects in the area.
The committees reached consensus on carrying out cooperation agreements, exchanging NA delegations, sharing information and experience in legislation, as well as attracting more foreign investors into the area.
The development triangle area, consisting of 13 provinces, including 5 in Vietnam, 4 in Laos and 4 in Cambodia, has great significance in the fields of society, economics, security and national defence for all three countries.
As scheduled, the fourth event will be held in Vietnam in July 2012.