NA Chairwoman begins official visit to Kazakhstan

08:32 | 17/10/2017 Events

The Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam left the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, on October 16, as she travelled to the Republic of Kazakhstan, beginning her official visit to the country.

na chairwoman begins official visit to kazakhstan
The welcome ceremony for Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the international airport in Astana capital, Kazakhstan - Photo: VNA

The visit is being made at the invitation of Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament Kassym Zhomart Tokayev and Chairman of the Mazhilis (lower house) of the Parliament Nurlan Nigmatulin.

The senior Vietnamese legislator earlier undertook a series of activities at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU-137) held in Saint Petersburg.

Vietnam and Kazakhstan are members of the Vietnam-Eurasian Free Trade Agreement which came into force in October 2016.

The two countries have signed numerous cooperation agreements in the fields of economy, trade and investment promotion, along with a number of memoranda of understanding.

The Vietnamese and Kazakh legislative bodies have also maintained their collaboration, both bilaterally and multilaterally.

The official visit to Kazakhstan by Chairwoman Ngan is expected to foster their bilateral partnership in economy, trade, investment, energy and culture-education.

During the visit, the two sides will discuss the measures needed to optimise the Vietnam-Eurasian Free Trade Agreement and step up their collaboration in legislative activities.