|National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ met with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of the Honourable Senate of the Argentine Nation and Vice President of the country, in Buenos Aires on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo|
BUENOS AIRES — National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ met with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of the Honourable Senate of the Argentine Nation and Vice President of the country, in Buenos Aires on Monday afternoon (local time).
Expressing his delight to visit Argentina for the first time, Huệ said that his trip was expected to not only help strengthen and tighten Việt Nam’s traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Argentina, including the relationship between the two parliaments, but would also be a start for a series of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations (October 25, 1973 - 2023).
He affirmed Việt Nam's desire to further deepen the Vietnam-Argentina Comprehensive Partnership, saying that his visit would contribute to consolidating and developing the bilateral friendship and cooperation in an increasingly substantive and effective manner.
Cristina Fernandez said that she always considered Việt Nam one of the development models in Southeast Asia in particular and Asia in general that Argentina admires.
She added that when she served as the Argentinean President from 2007 to 2015, she had always supported the promotion of relations with Việt Nam, an important partner of Argentina in the Asia-Pacific region.
The two leaders discussed the recent situation of the world and each country; shared concern about the difficulties and challenges facing countries due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequences of supply chain disruptions stemming from conflicts in some regions of the world.
The two sides agreed to maintain close cooperation and coordination and share experience in legislative work regarding issues such as assisting the poor, social welfare, and national development, thereby supporting each other to overcome current global difficulties and challenges.
They noted that on the basis of fine political relations, the relationship between the two legislatures had also made progress and contributed importantly to strengthening the bilateral Comprehensive Partnership.
The leaders appreciated the two countries' organisation of a business forum on the occasion of Huệ’s visit, affirming that strengthened cooperation between businesses would create an important impetus for business connectivity, information exchange and enhancement of understanding of each other's market, contributing to improving people’s living standards, as well as economic stability and nation building and development in Argentina and Việt Nam.
On this occasion, the top legislator of Việt Nam invited Kirchner to visit Việt Nam on a suitable occasion and the latter accepted the invitation with pleasure.
He also proposed Kirchner create conditions for young Argentinean parliamentarians to attend the 9th Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians within the framework of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to be held in Hà Nội in September. — VNA/VNS