VN treasures friendship and cooperation with Indonesia: top legislator
16:22 | 12/09/2018

VGP - National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in Ha Noi on September 12 received  Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan  received  Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Ha Noi, September 12, 2018

At the reception, Indonesian President Joko Widodothanked leaders and people of Viet Nam for their sympathy with the Indonesian people over huge losses caused by a series of recent earthquakes.

Widodo promised to urge the People’s Representative Council to soon establish an Indonesia-Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentarians Group, thus creating another bridge for cooperative activities between the two parliaments. The Regional Representative Council of Indonesia will consider signing a cooperative agreement with the Vietnamese NA similar to that with the People’s Representative Council, he said.

In turn, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan suggested the parliaments of Viet Nam and Indonesia coordinate closely in supervising and accelerating the implementation of agreements signed between the two nations, and actively build and promulgate legal documents to create favourable and stable legal foundations for bilateral cooperation.

The NA Chairwoman recalled the good outcomes reached during the Viet Nam visit by the Chairman of the People’s Consultative Assembly of Indonesia in 2014 and the trip by the Speaker of the Regional Representative Council to attend the 26th annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) in Ha Noi in January 2018.

She warmly welcomed Widodo’s first state visit to Viet Nam, believing that it would make an important contribution to strengthening and further promoting the traditional friendship and strategic partnership between the two countries.

The two leaders expressed their pleasure at the fruitful development of relations between the Vietnamese and Indonesian parliaments both bilaterally and multilaterally. They agreed to continue maintaining the exchange of visits by leaders of the parliaments and its committees in a bid to enhance political ties and mutual understanding.

Discussing regional and international issues of mutual concern, the two leaders agreed to continue coordinating together, especially at multilateral parliamentary forums, and further promote the ASEAN’s centrality in regional matters, including the East Sean issue, helping to create a peaceful, stable and cooperative environment in the region.

The leaders held that the establishment of the strategic partnership in 2013 opened up a new, more comprehensive, reliable and profound chapter in bilateral relations. They agreed to further promote cultural and sport exchange activities, cooperation among localities and tourism cooperation to enhance people’s understanding and awareness about Viet Nam-Indonesia ties, towards the 10th founding anniversary of the strategic partnership in 2023.

                                                                                                                    By Hoang Ha

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