National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (right) received the newly-accredited Indian Ambassador Pranay Verma in Hà Nội on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân lauded the growing Việt Nam-India partnership during a reception in Hà Nội on Friday for newly-accredited Indian Ambassador Pranay Verma.
She said recent visits and meetings on the sidelines of multilateral forums had reflected political trust between the two nations.
The Vietnamese legislature always treasured developing ties with its Indian counterpart, she said.
The host also asked for the ambassador’s support to effectively realise the co-operation agreement signed in 2016 during her India visit.
She suggested enhancing joint work to better implement signed agreements, as well as facilitating exchanges and visits by friendship parliamentarians’ groups and parliamentarians.
NA Chairwoman Ngân said she hoped India would continue providing preferential credit packages and non-refundable aid for quick-impact projects and the second stage of the software park in Đà Nẵng, contributing to Việt Nam’s socio-economic development.
Speaking highly of close ties at regional and global forums and India’s stance on the East Sea (known internationally as the South China Sea) issue, the top lawmaker said she hoped the Indian government would continue supporting Việt Nam and ASEAN’s stance on the issue.
Verma, for his part, said Việt Nam and India share common values on regional and global issues.
He lauded Việt Nam as the most important partner in India’s Act East policy and Indo-Pacific Vision and hoped that visits by the two countries’ leaders will continue creating a driving force for bilateral ties.
The guest vowed to do his best to realise signed agreements and fulfil his tasks in Việt Nam. — VNS