BEIJING — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân will start a five-day official visit to China from Monday.
Vietnamese Ambassador to China Đặng Minh Khôi said the trip will help consolidate political trust and develop the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.
The ambassador was speaking during an interview with Vietnam News Agency on the threshold of the visit, which will be made at the invitation of Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China Li Zhanshu.
The trip, the first to China by Ngân as the head of the legislature, will show the increasingly important role of the NA’s foreign affairs, Khôi said, adding that the Chinese has repeatedly emphasised the importance of the visit.
The ambassador added the visit demonstrates the importance of the NA’s external relations as a pillar of Việt Nam’s diplomacy. He said cooperation between the Vietnamese NA and the National People’s Congress of China is an important channel to intensify mutual political trust and understanding.
|Vietnamese Ambassador to China Đặng Minh Khôi speaks to Việt Nam News Agency about the NA Chairwoman's visit to China. — VNA/VNS Photo Lương Tuấn
He said that during the visit, Chairwoman Ngân will hold talks and meetings with leaders of the Chinese Party, Government and National People’s Congress to discuss major orientations and specific measures to bolster bilateral collaboration in all fields.A highlight during the top legislator’s visit is the Vietnamese Culture Day in China.
Ngân is also scheduled to meet leaders of leading Chinese enterprises which are interested in expanding co-operation with Việt Nam, and meet representatives from the Vietnamese community in China.
The relationship between the two legislative bodies has been strengthened, with the exchange of many high-level visits in the past five years.
The Vietnamese NA and the National People’s Congress of China are also effectively implementing their cooperation agreement signed in 2015. — VNS