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NA Chairwoman receives RoK and Iran Ambassadors

Update: December, 24/2016 - 09:55
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (R) receives Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Lee Hyuk in Hà Nội yesterday. – VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức

HÀ NỘI – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân hosted Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Lee Hyuk and Ambassador of Iran Saleh Adibi in Hà Nội yesterday.     

Meeting the RoK diplomat, the NA leader said she is delighted to see the two countries’ strategic cooperative partnership growing, mentioning the RoK as the leading economic partner, the biggest foreign investor, the second largest ODA provider, and the third trader of Việt Nam. 

She expected that the enforcement of the Vietnam-RoK free trade agreement and the re-signing of the memorandum of understanding on labour co-operation will step up the countries’ co-operation. 

Ambassador Lee Hyuk said he believes the similarities, the growing political, economic, trade and investment, and the close bond between the two people will help accelerate bilateral co-operation in the future. 

He told his host that the RoK Government and the Embassy in Việt Nam are working to boost import of Vietnamese commodities in a bid to achieve a trade balance. 

In the past 11 months, the two countries’ two-way trade exceeded US$14 billion, which, the Ambassador believed, is likely to reach the set target of US$70 billion by 2020. 

He agreed that the countries should enhance cultural exchange, tourism and investments and coordinate closely in activities to mark the 25th anniversary of their diplomatic ties in 2017. 

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (R) receives Iranian Ambassador Saleh Adibi in Hà Nội yesterday. – VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức

At a reception for Iranian Ambassador Saleh Adibi, Chairwoman Ngân affirmed that Việt Nam always treasures and wants to further the friendship and multi-faceted co-operation with Iran, stressing the need to increase visits at all levels. 

She asked Iran to support Việt Nam’s bid to secure a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council in the 2020 – 21 term and prioritise trade to realise a turnover of $2 billion. 

The leader also asked Iran to facilitate the participation of the military-run telecom group Viettel and the Vietnam Oil and Gas group in projects in the country as well as the implementation of a project to pilot the growing of Iran’s basmati rice variety in Việt Nam for export to Iran. 

Ambassador Saleh Adibi spoke highly of the Vietnamese National Assembly in deciding the country’s important issues and expressed his hope that bilateral parliamentary cooperation will be sped up. 
He emphasised that Iran’s foreign policy is to attach importance to the cooperation with Việt Nam. 
He hoped the countries will set up partnerships in biotechnology and nanotechnology, which are Iran’s strong domains and will reap new developments in their relations. — VNS 


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