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VN, Kazakhstan boost ties

Update: September, 11/2012 - 12:21

ASTANA – (VNS) President Truong Tan Sang and Kairat Mami, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Senate, or upper house, have agreed to boost relationships between the two countries, including parliamentary.

The decision was announced at a meeting on Tuesday during Sang's three-day visit to Kazakhstan.

The two leaders also agreed that their national assemblies would continue join hands at regional and international parliamentary forums.

Sang also met the Speaker of the Mazhilis, lower house of parliament, Nurlan Nigmatulin.

The leaders recognised the development of economic and trade relationships but said much more could be done.

They agreed to tighten co-operation in oil and gas, agriculture, processing, textiles and garments – and tourism.

The two Kazakhi parliamentarians accepted an invitation to visit Viet Nam.

Earlier, Sang and his counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbayev, attended the opening of a Vietnamese cultural event in Kazakhstan. He also met former Kazakhi experts who had made many contributions to Viet Nam's national defence and construction.

In talks with Vietnamese community in Kazakhstan, he told them to actively integrate and abide by the laws of the host country, as well as being an economic and cultural bridge between the two nations. - VNS

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