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NA Chairman fosters friendship with Germany

Update: March, 14/2013 - 08:57
President of the German Parliament Norbert Lammert receives National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung in Berlin yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang

BERLIN (VNS)— Vietnamese and German parliamentary leaders agreed to exchange more delegations yesterday.

During a dialogue between National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and his German partner Norbert Lammert that marked the second day of Hung's visit to Germany, the leaders vowed to raise their strategic partnership to new heights.

Expressing his pleasure at the sound multifaceted co-operation between the two countries, Hung thanked the German Parliament for continuing to provide Official Development Assistance to Viet Nam.

The two sides should work closely together in multilateral forums and international organizations, he said, especially at the United Nations, ASEM and ASEAN-EU as well as parliamentary forums to which both parliaments belonged, such as ASEP and IPU.

President Norbert Lammert said he believed the Vietnamese delegation's visit would help strengthen the friendship and co-operation between the two parliaments and create new prospects for bilateral and inter-regional co-operation.

Lammert affirmed that the German Parliament always treasured its co-operative ties with Viet Nam and looked forward to continually enhancing them.

Earlier the same day, in Hessen, Chairman Hung met with Speaker of the Hessen State Parliament Norbert Kartmann and Deputy Prime Minister of Hessen and Minister of Justice, Integration and Europe Joerg Uwe Hahn.

In the meeting, Hung stressed that Viet Nam attached much importance to co-operating with the Hessen State, a financial, economic and educational centre not only within Germany but also in all of Europe.

He spoke highly of the positive developments in co-operative ties between Vietnamese localities and the Hessen State over the past time, especially in economics-trade-investment, education and training, justice and legislation and cultural exchange.

Hung also described the recently created Viet Nam-Germany Friendship Congressmen Group, which includes several members responsible for cementing ties with the State. This group, he said, would act as an important bridge in the Vietnamese parliament's relationship with its German counterpart as well as the parliament of Hessen State. — VNS

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