Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân held a meeting with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and State President Xi Jinping in Hà Nội on Sunday.
The top legislator briefed her guest on the Vietnamese parliament’s priorities in making laws and overseeing the national matters, adding that the agency has made improvements toward effectiveness and democracy.
Ngân affirmed that Việt Nam values the development of stable and long-lasting relations with China, thus supporting the neighbouring country’s further growth, its increasingly active role and practical contributions to peace and prosperity in the region and the world.
She said amid complicated and fast changing global events, both nations want to sustain a peaceful and stable environment to reform, integrate, and build a socialist government based on the rule of law.
She urged both sides to implement common perceptions reached by their Party and State leaders to boost cooperation across sectors, laying a basis for bilateral ties to thrive.
She suggested the two countries maintain discussions and exchanges between their high-ranking leaders to promptly handle key diplomatic issues, reinforce political trust, and propel bilateral cooperation.
She added a need to direct relevant agencies to implement bilateral agreements and joint programmes and expand the engagements in line with each country’s development strategy for mutual benefits.
Controlling disagreements, stabilising marine situations, as well as increasing people-to-people exchanges, particularly among youths, intellectuals and border residents, are also key to healthy bilateral relations, Ngân stated.
Regarding cooperation between the two legislative bodies, Ngân suggested that both sides effectively implement agreements between Việt Nam’s NA and China’s National People’s Congress, while strengthening the exchange of experience, especially in law-making and supervising the governments in conducting signed collaboration deals.
Committees of the two parliaments should also foster the sharing of information and experience, she said, proposing that both sides support each other at regional and global parliamentarian forums.
For his part, Xi recalled his good impressions during his tour of Việt Nam in 2015. He affirmed that the Party and State of China always attach importance to developing the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with Việt Nam.
He stressed the need to further consolidate and promote the traditional friendship between the two countries, as well as increase the number of high-level exchanges and meetings.
The two sides should boost cooperation in practical areas, achieve balanced and sustainable trade, cooperate in infrastructure, and production, and build cross-border economic zones as well as major cooperation projects, while expanding people-to-people contacts and connectivity between youngsters and media agencies, he said.
Việt Nam and China should work together in controlling disagreements, he stressed.
The Chinese leader also highly valued the role and significance of bilateral legislative cooperation, describing it as an important factor in the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.
He lauded the expanded delegation exchanges between the Chinese National People’s Congress and the National Assembly of Việt Nam, saying these have contributed to the building the State of the rule of law in each country. Both sides have also coordinated in regional and world inter-parliamentarian forums, he noted.
Xi also expressed his hope that the two legislative bodies continue optimising their pioneering role in bolstering the friendship between the two peoples, thus deepening mutual understanding, trust and solidarity and providing a solid social foundation for the countries’ relations.
He said he welcomes the top Vietnamese legislator to pay an official visit to China soon. — VNA