President hosts Bangladesh Parliament Speaker

President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury (Source: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam always treasures and wants to
further develop its traditional friendship and cooperation with Bangladesh,
President Tran Dai Quang told Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh Shirin
Sharmin Chaudhury during a reception in Hanoi on July 21.

The Vietnamese President spoke highly of the outcomes of
talks between his guest and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan,
and important agreements reached during the visit.

The host asked both sides to continue working closely
together at regional and global forums, and urged Bangladesh to support
Vietnam’s bid to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security
Council for the 2020-2021 tenure and UNESCO General Director for 2017-2022.

Chaudhury, who is on a Vietnam visit from July 20-24 at the
invitation of NA Chairwoman Ngan, affirmed that Bangladesh wishes  to expand its traditional friendship and
all-around cooperation with Vietnam, as well as support the Southeast Asian
nation at regional and global forums and organisations.

Informing the host of the outcomes of her talks with the
Vietnamese top legislator, Chaudhury said both sides agreed to continue
maintaining the exchange of all-level visits between the two legislatures each
year, with a view to sharing experience in law-building and supervising the
implementation of cooperation agreements.

The two leaders noted with pleasure the closer
political relations, as well as fruitful cooperation in economy, trade and
other fields between the two nations, saying that these have significantly
contributed to promoting socio-economic development in each nation.

President Tran Dai Quang suggested the two sides continue maintaining the
exchange of visits at all levels, effectively implement existing bilateral
cooperation mechanisms, and take specific measures to realise the goal of 1
billion USD in two-way trade.

He said Vietnam supports expanding bilateral links in chemicals, mechanical
engineering, food processing, textiles, communications and transport while
seeking possibilities to boost collaboration in security-defence,
science-technology, education-training and culture.

Chaudhury said the two countries should father promote trade exchanges and create
favourable conditions for their enterprises to seek investment opportunities.

She revealed that her country established hundreds of economic zones and
launched open-door policies, simplified administrative procedures, and invested
more in infrastructure development to attract more investment.

She called on Vietnam to pour cash into Bangladesh, and hoped it will serve as a
gateway for his country’s products to make inroads into other ASEAN member
nations.

Both host and guest agreed that Vietnam and Bangladesh need to step up
cooperation, share experience and support each other in adapting to climate
change, which causes negative impacts in both nations.-VNA



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