Chairwoman of the NA begins official visit to Australia
09:13 | 29/11/2017

VGP - Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Viet Nam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan arrived in Canberra on November 29, starting her official visit to Australia.

Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Viet Nam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan arrived in Canberra on November 29, starting her official visit to Australia.

The visit looks to beef up cooperative ties between Viet Nam’s National Assembly and Australia’s Senate and House of Representatives as well as enhance bilateral cooperation in potential fields such as economics, trade, development cooperation, agriculture, education, science-technology, environment-natural resources, tourism, culture and people-to-people exchanges. 

Along with the sound relations between the two countries, the rapports between the Vietnamese and Australian parliaments are developing. 

The ongoing visit to Australia by NA Chairwoman Ngan is expected to promote the comprehensive partnership with Australia, towards the strategic partnership in 2018.

Currently, Australia is the eighth biggest trade partner of Viet Nam with two-way trade growing by 10 percent each year to reach over US$5 billion in 2016.

So far, Australia has injected US$1.7 billion in 378 projects, ranking 19th among 115 countries and territories investing in Viet Nam.

Australia is one of the largest providers of non-refundable official development assistance (ODA) for Viet Nam with over AUD 130 million per year in 2010-2015.

Viet Nam and Australia have strong cooperation in education, labour, tourism, and science-technology.

                                                                                                            By Vien Nhu

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