Vietnam, Belarus enhance multifaceted cooperation

Tuesday, 2018-10-09 21:59:36
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) and Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus (Photo: VOV)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam has always treasured the development of traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Belarus, Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has said.

The official made the statement while meeting with Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus on the sidelines of the third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments (MSEAP 3) in Antalya, Turkey, on October 9.

The NA Chairwoman said frequent meetings between parliamentarians of Vietnam and Belarus reflect the solid and traditional friendship between the two nations and two parliaments in particular.

On the occasion, NA Chairwoman Ngan expressed her gratitude to Belarusian leaders for sending a high-ranking delegation to the funeral of President Tran Dai Quang.

She stressed that Vietnam always remembered and highly valued the support of Belarus during the country’s national liberation in the past and national building and defence at present.

NA Chairwoman Ngan voiced her hope that the two sides will continue to support each other at international organisations and forums, especially the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement.

Vietnam is looking to enhancing cooperation in economy-trade and other spheres, including national defence, science-technology, culture, and education with Belarus, along with the effective implementation of the free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU), to expand economic-trade cooperation and investment between the countries, she said.

In response, Andreichenko spoke highly of the achievements of Vietnam’s economic development and the country’s rising position in international arena. He also affirmed the significant role and contributions of the two countries’ parliaments to the fruitful results of the bilateral relations.

He took the occasion to repeat the invitation for NA Chairwoman Ngan to pay a visit to Belarus, voicing his expectation to welcome a Vietnamese business delegation in order to bolster bilateral economy-trade and investment towards 500 million USD in two-way trade.

The two sides are expected to discuss the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two parliaments as well as measures to promote bilateral cooperation during the visit.

At the meeting, both sides also agreed to enhance collaboration at multilateral international parliamentary forums and strengthen cooperation in areas which hold great potential.