VN sees India a reliable friend
11:03 | 12/12/2016

VGP – Viet Nam always sees India as a reliable friend, asserted National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (L) and  Speaker of India’s Lower House Sumitra Mahajan

The Vietnamese top legislator made the affirmation during her talks with Speaker of India’s Lower House Sumitra Mahajan.  

Chairwoman Ngan congratulated the vast achievements which Indian people have attained in national building and construction.

Viet Nam, affirmed Ms. Ngan, always regards India as a traditionally confidential and close friend and treasures  the important progresses in the bilateral comprehensive ties over the past time.

The Chairwoman expressed her delight at the unceasingly developing and fine relations between the two legislative branches. The Vietnamese National Assembly hoped to cement and deepen the bilateral relations with the Indian National Congress at regional and international forums.

Ngan treasured the valuable support of the Indian National Congress for the traditional ties between the two countries and hailed the signing of cooperative deals.

She recommended the two sides strengthen linkages to supervise the enforcement of the signed agreements; beef up reciprocal visits at high-ranking levels; friendly parliament groups with a view to consolidating confidence and mutual understanding; exchanging law marking and supervisory experience; fostering cooperation at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and The Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP) Meeting.

For her part, India’s Lower House Speaker Sumitra Mahajan warmly welcomed the official visit of the Vietnamese top legislator, regarding this as a significant event as the two countries are looking forward the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties and 10th anniversary of strategic partnership.

The Indian leader said that there are wide rooms for robust economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries. In addition, Viet Nam and India would expand other fields of relations like education, culture, and archaeology.

The Speaker reiterated that India also backed Viet Nam’s viewpoint on the East Sea issues. She stressed that all regional countries need to comply with the United Nations held the second Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and maintain peace and stability in the East Sea.

The host leader also suggested the two legislative bodies strengthen cooperation.  

On this occasion, the two leaders witnessed the signing of a cooperative agreement between the Vietnamese National Assembly and the Indian National Congress; an agreement between the two Governments on nuclear power for peaceful purposes; a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Viet Nam Atomic Energy Institute and the Indian Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership; a MoU between Vietjet Air and Indian Air on Viet Nam-India air route./.  

By Kim Anh

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