Party, State leaders receive Indonesian upper house speaker

At a reception for Speaker of the Indonesian Regional Representatives Council (upper house) Oesman Sapta Odang in Hanoi on January 18, the Party leader highly valued the fruitful development of the Vietnam-Indonesia strategic partnership. He believed that Oesman’s visit to Vietnam to attend the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) will contribute to enhancing the friendship and cooperation between the legislatures as well as between Vietnam and Indonesia. Oesman applauded Vietnam’s strong development and expressed his delight at the development of the Vietnam-Indonesia relationship, especially after the visit to Indonesia by Party General Secretary Trong in August 2017.Indonesia wants to strengthen friendly and cooperative ties with Vietnam in various areas, including maritime cooperation in order to maintain peace and stability, in accordance with international law, as well as interests of the two countries and the region at large, he said.The same day, President Tran Dai Quang also hosted a reception for Oesman, during which the President expressed his belief that legislative ties between Vietnam and Indonesia, including relations between their friendship parliamentarians’ groups, will be further tightened, contributing to the enhancement of the Vietnam-Indonesia strategic partnership. The leader noted with pleasure the strong development of the traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Indonesia.The official visit to Indonesia by Party General Secretary Trong from August 22-24, 2017, has brought the bilateral relationship to a new period of development, he said. President Quang asked the Speaker to convey his thanks to President Joko Widodo for his attendance in the APEC Economic Leaders’… [Read full story]


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