Top Vietnamese legislator pays official visit to Turkey
10:28 | 11/10/2018

VGP  – Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) of Viet Nam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan arrived in Ankara on October 10 afternoon (local time), starting an official visit to Turkey at the invitation of Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Binali Yildirim.

Photo: VGP

The Vietnamese NA leader made the visit  after  she attended the third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments in Antalya city of Turkey.

The Vietnamese delegation includes Chairman of the NA’s Committee for External Relations Nguyen Van Giau, NA Secretary General and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc, Chairman of the NA’s Defence and Security Committee Vo Trong Viet, and head of the NA Standing Committee’s ombudsman board Nguyen Thanh Hai.

Among prominent guests welcoming Ngan and her delegation at Esenboga International Airport in Ankara included Vietnamese Ambassador to Turkey Pham Anh Tuan, Chairman of the Turkey-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group Sami Cakir, along with Vietnamese community representatives in the country.

This is the first time a top legislator of Viet Nam has paid an official visit to Turkey and it is also the highest-level trip by a leader of the Vietnamese Party and State to the country.

The visit aims to continue enhancing the friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries in the context of the 40th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties in 2018.

In addition, it marks a new milestone in developing the friendship and cooperation between two countries, as well as between their parliaments.

Turkey is now Viet Nam’s leading trade partner in the Middle East. In 2017, two-way trade exceeded US$2.1 billion, including US$1.9 billion worth of Viet Nam’s exports. In the first half of 2018, the figure was US$970 million with US$843 million stemming from Viet Nam’s exports.

                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu

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