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Viet Nam, Bulgaria boost parliamentary co-operation

Update: September, 29/2012 - 08:52

SOFIA (VNS)— A delegation from Viet Nam's National Assembly led by Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son visited Bulgaria from September 26-28 to strengthen the traditional friendship and multi-faceted co-operation between the two countries.

During talks with his Bulgarian counterpart, Anastas Anastasov on Thursday Son affirmed, "the Vietnamese NA applauds and supports new policies to develop trade ties between the two countries."

Anastasov vowed to accelerate the effective implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed by the two parliaments in April and agreed that the two countries still saw great potential for expanding cooperation, especially in agriculture and pharmaceuticals.

He said he supported visa exemptions for Vietnamese and Bulgarian citizens to pay 15-day visits to each other's country and applauded the signing of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between Viet Nam and the EU.

"Bulgaria backs the settlement of East Sea disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law," he stressed.-VNS

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