A delegation of the National Assembly led by its President Pany Yathortou who is also member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Lao People' s Revolutionary Party, arrived here on Sunday, ending her four days official visit to the Democratic People' s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
at the invitation of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly (SPA). The objective of the visit was to further strengthen the traditional friendship relation and cooperation between Laos and DPRK, especially between the two legislature bodies of Laos and DPRK. While in Pyongyang, the Lao NA delegation held on 3 May a working session with the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK where the sides have shared their lessons and experiences on their cooperation.
They also agreed to further their support and cooperate with each other in the regional and international stages and to encourage their respective government to implement more agreements and international conventions signed by two sides. The talks proceeded in a friendly atmosphere.
On this occasion, Mrs. Pany Yathortou has invited Mr. Choe Thae Bok, Chairman of the DPRK SPA, his wife and a delegation to visit the Lao PDR at the appreciate time and as an observer for 7th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP) Meeting which is expected to be held in Vientiane on November, 2012.
At the session, Mr. Choe Thae Bok has also asked to increase the cooperation from politic to economic, social and cultural fields which will be big contributions for the social-economic development of the two countries.
The delegation visited a number of cultural, social-economic development sited in Pyongyang including Mangyongdae, the old home of President Kim Il Sung. The delegation looked round the historic relics preserved there with care, being briefed on the glorious revolutionary history of the President and his family members in Mangyongdae. They had a photo taken before the old home. The head of the delegation wrote in the visitor’s book that she was pleased to visit the old home of the President. The President was a close friend of the Lao people, she wrote, and went on: Through visit to Mangyongdae we could know well about the fact that the President brought about freedom and independence to the Korean people. The delegation also visited the e-library and indoor swimming pool of Kim Il Sung University, the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace and the Exhibition of Arms and Equipment of the Korean People' s Army.
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