President hails Vietnam-Russia parliamentary ties

President Tran Dai Quang (L) ​and Chairman of the State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin (Source: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang
valued the close cooperation and mutual support between the two legislatures of
Vietnam and Russia during his meeting with Chairman of the State
Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin in Moscow on June 30.

He wished the Vietnam-Russia and Russia-Vietnam
Friendship Parliamentarians’ Groups will continue working hard to help
consolidate the collaborations between the two legislative bodies and the
countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership in general.

At
the meeting, the two sides described the effective implementation of the
Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) as a top priority at present.

President Quang suggested the two parliaments work closely together to monitor
the EVFTA implementation in order to create a strong boost to bilateral trade
relations, with an aim of raising two-way trade to 10 billion USD by 2020.

The Russian Duma Chairman spoke highly of the
Vietnamese President’s official visit to Russia, saying that it will map out
development orientations and deepen the two countries’ comprehensive strategic
partnership, including the ties between their legislatures.

The State Duma always pays special attention to
promoting and enhancing the Vietnam – Russia cooperation in the fields of
economy, trade, science – technology, education – training, defence – security,
and tourism, he said.

The Russian legislative body will actively support the building of a suitable
legal framework to step up investment cooperation in industry, agriculture,
energy, oil and gas between the two nations.

He also expressed his delight at Chairwoman
Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan’s upcoming participation in the
137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly slated for October in
Russia.

President Tran Dai Quang noted his support for
cultural exchanges between the two countries, including the organisation of the
Russian Culture Days in Vietnam in 2017.

He also called on the State Duma to provide
legal assistance and favourable conditions for Vietnamese people living in the
country.-VNA



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