VN, Japan young legislators urged to increase exchanges

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (fifth, right) meets  President of Thailand’s Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda (fourth, right). (Photo: VNA) Bangkok (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 18 had meetings with President of Thailand’s Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda and President of Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly Pornpetch Wichitcholchai as part of his ongoing visit to Thailand. At the meeting with President of Thailand’s Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda, PM Phuc hailed the attention of the Thai Royal Family to the development of friendship and all-round cooperation with Vietnam over the past years, and thanked the Royal Family in supporting the Vietnamese community in the country. Prem Tinsulanonda said that the Thai Royal Family and Government always treasure and prioritise ties with Vietnam, considering Vietnam as an important partner in the region, noting that Vietnam is the only strategic partner of Thailand in ASEAN. He expressed delight at the signing of many important cooperation agreements on the occasion of PM Phuc’s visit, saying he believes the visit will help further deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries. He also noted that the Vietnamese community has made positive contributions to the development of Thailand as well as the growth of partnership between the two countries. At the meeting with President of the Thai National Legislative Assembly Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, PM Phuc congratulated Thailand on the new Constitution, adding that he believes Thailand will successfully organise the upcoming election. He suggested that legislative bodies of both sides…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese National Assembly, Government and people attach special importance to the extensive strategic partnership with Japan, considering Japan a top and long-term partner, top legislator Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a reception in Hanoi on January 16. NA Chairwoman Ngan spoke highly of the Japanese PM’s efforts to bring about a Japanese society and global community in which women could shine. She also expressed her delight at the outcomes of talks between the guest and the Vietnamese PM, during which, the Japanese side pledged the continued supply of official development assistance and other additional support programmes to Vietnam, especially in coping with saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Japan is currently the top economic partner, fourth largest ODA provider, second largest investor and fourth largest trade partner of Vietnam, she said. The host said she is satisfied with progressing ties between the two legislatures, including the exchange of delegations and meetings on the sidelines of international conferences, and increased exchanges between the friendship parliamentarians’ alliances and young parliamentarians of the two nations. In order to reinforce bilateral friendship and cooperation, NA Chairwoman Ngan asked for maintaining high-level contacts between the two governments and parliaments, and wished that Japan would help Vietnam with personnel training, climate change response, investment and trade while increasing ties across culture, education and people-to-people exchange. Abe, in reply, called for further strengthening collaboration in many levels, including between the two law-making bodies. As the largest ODA…... [read more]

The information was unveiled at a meeting between Vietnamese ambassador to Argentina Nguyen Dinh Thao and Puerto Iguazu business representatives in Buenos Aires on June 1. Argentinean representatives said that they will send a document asking Ha Long city authorities to accelerate formalities to set up a twin relationship with Puerto Iguazu. Earlier, Vietnamese ambassador visited Posadas, capital city of Argentina’s north-eastern Misiones province, attended the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition on Vietnam – its land, people and traditional costumes as well as meeting with local businesses. The Vietnamese diplomat also met the Vietnamese community in Misiones, which has the largest number of Vietnamese nationals in Argentina’s localities. On the occasion, President of the Argentina –Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians Group Julia Argentina Perie granted a decision to ambassador Thao to name a road titled “Vietnam” in Posadas city. This is the first street named “Vietnam” in Argentina.... [read more]

Meeting with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, the Party leader reiteratedVetnam’s consistent policy of further deepening its extensive strategic partnership with Japan for the benefit of the two countries’ people and for peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world. He suggested the two nations should continue to consolidate political trust via the maintenance of regular exchanges and meetings at all levels, especially visits between senior leaders of the two States, governments and legislatures, as well as intensify people-to-people exchanges. He also hailed the practical and effective support that Japan has provided for Vietnam’s socio-economic development over the past years, especially its official development assistance to Vietnam in the fields of high-quality infrastructure and human resources training, support industry, agriculture, and climate change response. The Vietnamese leaders and people expect the upcoming visit by the Japanese Emperor and Empress, he said, adding that it will mark a new milestone that further deepens bilateral ties and friendship between the two peoples. Abe, for his part, informed the host about the outcomes of talks with his Vietnamese counterpart. He affirmed that Japan continues prioritising ODA to Vietnam and wishes to enhance coordination in infrastructure development and high-quality human resources training. He said he believed that the visit between the two countries’ leaders, especially the upcoming one by the Japanese Emperor and Empress will elevate Japan-Vietnam ties to a higher level. Receiving the Japanese PM, President Tran Dai Quang acknowledged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s role in and devotion to nurturing the…... [read more]

Mr Hoan was speaking with Yamasaki Taku, Honourary President of the Japanese-Vietnamese Friendship Parliamentarians Union (JVFPU) and former Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in Hanoi on January 11. He expressed thanks to the Japanese Government for its valuable, effective assistance for Vietnam’s renewal and national construction process, particularly Japan’s decision to maintain its ODA at a high level for Vietnam at the Consultative Group’s meeting last December. The Japanese guest said he was impressed with the strong developments in Vietnam and attributed such achievements to the clear-sighted leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). Mr Taku also said that Vietnam is becoming an attractive destination for Japanese investors, and pledged to do his utmost to further bolster the relations between the two countries’ parties, parliaments and governments in the coming period.... [read more]

The Vietnamese legislators paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy President of the Parliament of Mongolia and worked with officials of the Mongolian Parliament’s Committee for Social Affairs, the Ministries of Health, Justice and Internal Affairs, Social Welfare and Labour, and the Mongolia-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Association. The two sides shared their experiences in building legal frameworks. The Vietnamese parliamentarians explored Mongolia's implementation of the decade-old Health Insurance Law and the law on domestic abuse that was written three years ago. They also visited some centres involved in controlling domestic abuse. After leaving Mongolia, the Vietnamese delegation started a six-day working visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on June 2 at the invitation of its Supreme People’s Assembly.... [read more]

Mr Thanh said that Vietnam can learn a lot from Bulgaria as the two countries share similarities in national development and integration. Mr Spassov, who is also Vice President of the Bulgaria-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians Group, said the bilateral political relationship should be further developed and economic ties should be increased. Bulgaria attaches importance to promoting its ties with Vietnam, said the Bulgarian guest, adding that the two countries should facilitate the exchange of their youths in an effort to foster mutual understanding. At another reception for the delegation of the Bulgarian NA’s Children, Youth and Sports Affairs Committee the same day, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung said that Vietnam and Bulgaria have huge potentials for cooperation development in various fields in order to bring bilateral ties to a new height. Through Vietnam, Bulgaria can expand its markets in Southeast Asia and Bulgaria can help Vietnam penetrate deeper into the European market, said Deputy PM Hung. Also on June 12, the Bulgarian delegation held talks with the Vietnamese NA’s Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children. They also held working sessions with the Physical Training and Sports Committee and the Family, Population and Children Committee of Vietnam. While in Vietnam from June 11-17, the Bulgarian delegation expects to work with the leaders of the Vietnam Youth Union and the Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs Association and tour northern Quang Ninh province, central Thua Thien-Hue province and HCM City.... [read more]

Vice Chairman Duoc met with President of the Swiss National Council (Upper House) C. Egerszegi Obrist on June 8. Host and guest praised the effective cooperation in various areas between Vietnam and Switzerland and expressed their hope that the two legislative bodies will further exchange parliament members as well as soon establishing a friendship parliamentarians group. Earlier, Mr Duoc had a meeting with Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Carlo Leoni, who spoke highly of Vietnam’s major achievements in the industrialization and modernization process, and said that the Italian parliament will boost the existing relations with the Vietnam National Assembly, as well as supporting the country's participation in international forums. For his part, Mr Duoc affirmed that the Vietnamese leaders have always valued and wished to develop bilateral relations on a sustainable basis. The Vietnamese legislator also had working sessions with Head of the Italy Chamber of Deputies G. Albonetti and President of the House’s External Relations Committee Umberto Ranieri. During their visit to the Greek Capital City of Athens, the Vietnam NA delegation held a working session with Skrebas K. Theodoros, Head of the General Directorate of International Relations and Communication of the Greek Parliament, and met with representatives of the Vietnamese community in Greece.... [read more]

He made the remarks while meeting with Kim Wor Wung, visiting director of the RoK Parliament’s Committee of Unification, Foreign Affairs and Trade, in Hanoi on July 17. Vietnam always supports the efforts towards peace, stability and denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula, Chairman Trong said. He added that as part of the agreements on boosting cooperation between the two legislative bodies signed during the visit to Vietnam by the RoK Parliament Chairman in 2006, committees and friendship parliamentarians’ groups of the two sides have met regularly to exchange experiences. The two sides have also increased their co-ordination at multilateral parliamentary forums. In reply, Kim Wor Wung said cooperation should be enhanced at all committees of the two legislatures in the future. He also expressed his wish that Vietnam supports the RoK in hosting international exhibition EXPO 2012. The same day, Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem received the delegation of the RoK parliament’s Committee of Unification, Foreign Affairs and Trade. The deputy PM said the visit would further enhance the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and the RoK. “In conjunction with increased exchange and cooperation at high levels of the two governments and parliaments, the two countries should boost relations between businesses and people, particularly the youths to create a firm foundation for continued Vietnam-RoK ties development,” he said.... [read more]

NA Chairman Trong talked to the Japanese parliamentarians, led by Takebe Tsutomu, Chairman of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians Union, about the results of the country's opening 12th National Assembly session and vowed to boost the democratic process with the law making body. Mr Tsutomu said that regular exchanges of information and parliamentary delegations between the two sides would improve mutual understanding and cooperation between the two parliaments and the two countries as well. He said the Japanese parliament and people placed importance on developing friendship and cooperation with Vietnam. Meanwhile, Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh highlighted efforts made by the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians Union and Mr Tsutomu himself to boost the two countries' friendly and cooperative ties. He stressed that the Vietnamese Party and State always attach importance to boosting the friendship and multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and Japan.... [read more]