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National Assembly pledges to strengthen ties with EU

Update: November, 05/2015 - 09:03
NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung meets with DASE Chairman Werner Langen in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang
HA NOI (VNS) — The National Assembly of Viet Nam will do its best to solidify co-operation between the country and the European Union (EU) and between the NA and the European Parliament (EP), Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said.

At his reception for a group of members of the EP's Delegation for Relations with Southeast Asia and ASEAN countries (DASE) in Ha Noi yesterday, he said their working visit would fuel the EP–NA relations in a substantive and effective fashion, noting that Viet Nam is willing to act as a bridge enhancing the EU and EP's co-operation with ASEAN nations.

He thanked the EP for supporting the ratification of the EU–Viet Nam Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Co-operation and the EU–Viet Nam free trade agreement, which will take bilateral ties to a new stage of development.

He also acknowledged the EP's assistance to Viet Nam in building the 2013 Constitution while highlighting activities at the NA's ongoing 10th sitting to overhaul the domestic law system to realise the Constitution's spirit of upholding human rights, citizen rights and the socialist-oriented market economy.

The leader asked DASE Chairman Werner Langen and the EP to continue promoting the collaboration between the Vietnamese NA and the EP in fields of shared concern.

For his part, Werner Langen briefed Chairman Hung on the outcomes of the DASE's talks with the NA's Committee for External Relations and voiced optimism about Viet Nam–EU co-operation.

The EU highly values the nation's recent socio-economic achievements and the successful completion of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, he noted, adding that the EP always considers Viet Nam as a good friend in ASEAN. — VNS

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