A high-ranking delegation from the Lao Government Inspection Authority, led by Inspector General Bounthong Chitmany joined a working session with the Government Inspectorate of Viet Nam in Ha Noi yesterday.
Speaking to the guests, Inspector General Huynh Phong Tranh said their visit offered a good chance for both agencies to share experience in inspection work and in combating corruption.
This contributed to bolstering their cooperation in particular and the bilateral friendship in general, he added.
Along with the cooperation in all fields between the two countries, the government inspection agencies have maintained their close ties for nearly 20 years.
The two sides signed cooperation agreements in 1998, 2005, 2007 and 2012, and have maintained official exchanges at all levels, helping to complete tasks set by the two agencies.
Chitmany spoke highly of Viet Nam’s experience in combating corruption in recent years, expressing his hope that the two agencies would continue further promoting their relationship.
The same day, Chitmany also met Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, who said that Viet Nam stood ready to assist Laos train inspectors.
Chitmany said during his visit he had sharing inspection experiences, the settlement of complaints and denunciations, and anti-corruption work.
He said Laos also wanted to learn from Viet Nam’s experience in socio-economic development.