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Viet Nam hopes to build on relations with Indonesia

Update: March, 04/2014 - 08:28
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung meets Speaker of the Indonesian People's Consultative Assembly Sidarto Danusubroto. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam and Indonesia reached an agreement to foster comprehensive co-operation, particularly in economics, culture, education and peace in the East Sea, during talks in Ha Noi yesterday.

Meeting with Speaker of the Indonesian People's Consultative Assembly Sidarto Danusubroto, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said he believed the visit would tighten ties between the two nations, in particular their legislatures. He expressed hope that Indonesia would realise its goal of becoming one of the world's top 10 economies by 2025.

Viet Nam strongly prioritised relations with ASEAN member countries, including Indonesia, he noted, and the establishment of a strategic partnership between the two countries in June 2013 indicated the considerable progress that had been made over the past 60 years.

The host also wished that both legislative bodies would co-operate to enhance peace, stability and development in the region, bringing ASEAN nations closer to their goal of achieving a common Community by 2015.

He hailed Indonesia's Six-Point Principle Initiative in the East Sea and suggested signed agreements be realised in earnest to ensure peace and security, both in the water and on land.

The top legislator took the occasion to invite Sidarto Danusubroto to attend the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Ha Noi in March 2015.

Danusubroto said he was confident that Viet Nam would reap more development successes and increasingly confirm its role in both the region and the world at large.

The Speaker expressed interest in strengthening connections with the Vietnamese NA, ratifying joint co-operation agreements and monitoring their implementation.

The East Sea issue, he said, should be solved by peaceful means and dialogue. — VNS


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