National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân received Vice President of the Armenian National Assembly Vahe Enfiajyan in Hà Nội on Tuesday. VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân highlighted the traditional friendship between Việt Nam and Armenia and expressed her hope that Việt Nam and Armenia would continue working closely together.
Speaking at a reception for Vice President of the Armenian National Assembly Vahe Enfiajyan in Hà Nội on Tuesday, Ngân said the Vietnamese legislative body was promoting parliamentary diplomacy with other countries, including traditional friends like Armenia.
She suggested the two NAs should create conditions for their agencies to exchange experience in law building, and increase mutual visits to explore new potential for co-operation.
Chairwoman Ngân asked her guest to convey her invitation to visit Việt Nam to the president of the Armenian NA.
The Vice President of the Armenian NA, who is also Chairman of the Armenia-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group, pledged that the group would do its best to further co-operation between the two countries, particularly in the fields of politics and economics.
He said the leaders and people of Armenia treasured ties with Viet Nam, hence the visit to Việt Nam by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in July this year.
Enfiajyan said the Armenian NA was willing to work with their Vietnamese counterparts to raise their partnership to a new level. He suggested the Vietnamese NA set up a parliamentary friendship group with Armenia soon.
He conveyed to NA Chairwoman Ngân an invitation to visit Armenia from the President of the Armenian legislative body.
Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tòng Thị Phóng and her Armenian counterpart Vahe Enfiajyan have agreed the two countries should bolster collaboration through party, state, parliamentary, business and people-to-people exchanges.
The two had talks yesterday in Ha Noi during a working visit by the Vice President of the Armenian National Assembly and Chairman of the Armenia-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group.
Phóng expressed her delight over thriving political relations between the two countries, as seen in their co-ordination at forums.
Phóng thanked the Armenian state and people for their support for Việt Nam during the cause of national liberation in the past and construction and development nowadays.
Regarding economy-trade co-operation, Phóng said both sides need to take advantage of tariff incentives in the free trade deal between Việt Nam and the Eurasian Economic Union to increase bilateral trade.
Việt Nam has strengths to export garment and textiles, telephones, coffee, farm produce and processed food, among others, to Armenia, and also wants to import more from the country.
She stressed that the Vietnamese National Assembly always supports Armenian enterprises to do business in Việt Nam, and hopes the Armenian side will enhance trade promotion activities to connect firms of both nations.
Vahe Enfiajyan said he believed his visit to Việt Nam would help enhance friendship between the two legislative bodies, states and peoples.
He wished both National Assemblies will enhance the exchange of visits to share legislative experience and inform each other of their parliamentary activities. — VNS