|Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân arrived in Ankara on Wednesday afternoon (local time), beginning an official visit to Turkey at the invitation of Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Binali Yildirim. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức|Viet Nam News
ANKARA — Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) of Việt Nam Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân arrived in Ankara on Wednesday afternoon (local time), beginning an official visit to Turkey at the invitation of Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Binali Yildirim.
She made the visit after attending the third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments in Antalya.
The Vietnamese delegation includes Chairman of the NA’s Committee for External Relations Nguyễn Văn Giàu, NA Secretary General and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyễn Hạnh Phúc, Chairman of the NA’s Defence and Security Committee Võ Trọng Việt, and head of the NA Standing Committee’s ombudsman board Nguyễn Thanh Hải.
At Esenboğa International Airport in Ankara, the Vietnamese delegation was welcomed by Vietnamese Ambassador to Turkey Phạm Anh Tuấn, Chairman of the Turkey-Việt Nam Friendship Parliamentary Group Sami Cakir, and representatives of the Vietnamese community in the country.
This is the first time a top legislator of Việt Nam has paid an official visit and also the highest-level trip by a leader of the Vietnamese Party and State to Turkey.
The visit aims to continue enhancing the friendship and multifaceted co-operation between the two countries in the context of the 40th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties in 2018. It also marks a new milestone in developing the friendship and co-operation between Việt Nam and Turkey, as well as between their parliaments. — VNS