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NA Chairman discusses ties with leading Czech politician

Update: October, 30/2013 - 09:11
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung receives Vice President of the Czech Senate Miluse Horska in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trong Duc

HA NOI (VNS) — Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Sinh Hung suggested that the Vietnamese NA and Senate of the Czech Republic continue bolstering mutual co-operation and support at multilateral forums.

At a reception for visiting Vice President of the Czech Senate Miluse Horska in Ha Noi yesterday, Chairman Hung expressed his belief that the guest's trip would contribute greatly to promoting ties between the two nations and legislative bodies.

He thanked the European nation for its valuable support in the course of national construction and protection of the Vietnamese people.

He also asked the Czech Republic to continue to aid Viet Nam in furthering its ties with the European Union (EU) for the early approval of the Viet Nam - EU Partnership and Cooperation Agreement as well as more negotiations to reach a Free Trade Agreement.

Viet Nam, an active member of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN), is willing to serve as a bridge to help the Czech Republic enhance co-operation with the bloc and its member countries, he added.

For his part, Horska said the community of overseas Vietnamese in the Czech Republic was recognised as an ethnic minority group, marking a milestone in the two sides' co-operation and friendship ties.

She also voiced her wish that the two countries would continue the sharing of experience in lawmaking to further intensify co-operation between the two peoples.

Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung meets with a visiting European Parliamentarian delegation, led by its Committee for Southeast Asia and ASEAN Relations Chairman Werner Largen in Ha Noi.—VNA/VNS Photo Doan Tan

The same day, Chairman Hung also met with a visiting European Parliamentarian delegation, led by its Committee for Southeast Asia and ASEAN Relations Chairman Werner Largen.

Hung said the Vietnamese legislative body gives special priority to developing the friendship with the European Parliament (EP).

He told his guest that he hoped the bilateral meetings between the EP delegation and Vietnamese agencies would help deepen mutual understanding and strengthen relations between the Vietnamese legislature and the EP and EU.

In response, Chairman Werner Largen affirmed that the EP attached importance to boosting ties with the Vietnamese NA.

The two sides have exchanged delegations and collaborated in multilateral forums in addition to sharing experience in legislation, according to Largen.

He added that he hoped the two sides would continue to strengthen co-operation activities, especially in law building and international integration.

Hung also briefed his guest on the Constitution revision process in Viet Nam. — VNS

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