NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan begins official visit to Morocco

09:27 | 29/03/2019 Events

Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and a high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese NA arrived at Rabat-Sale Airport in the capital city of Morocco, Rabat, on March 27 (local time), starting her official visit to the North African country at the invitation of President of the Moroccan House of Representatives Habib El Malki.

President of the Moroccan House of Representatives Habib El Malki receives Chairwoman of the Vietnamese NA Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on March 27 - Photo:

Chairwoman of the NA said her visit aims to step up and deepen the friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries in general and the two law-making bodies in particular.

The Vietnamese delegation is comprised of some Government members who will sign four cooperation agreements between ministries and localities. The documents are expected to exert positive impacts on the bilateral ties...

The host and guest agreed that the two countries will increase the exchange of visits, especially high-level ones, and continue working closely at regional and international forums, especially that in the UN, Francophonie, and the Non-Aligned Movement.

The countries will continue coordinating closely in bringing into full play the efficiency of the joint committee and political consultations while enhancing locality-to-locality ties towards setting up cooperative relations and twinning ties between Ho Chi Minh City and Casablanca, Da Nang and Tangier, and Nha Trang and Agadir.

Regarding economic cooperation, Ngan said trade ties between the two countries remain modest, standing at 212.7 million USD in 2018, noting the figure did not match potential and expectations.

In order to further bilateral economic ties, Ngan suggested connecting the two countries’ business communities, especially business associations in the promising fields of trade, tourism, and finance towards establishing a Joint Business Council.

At the talks - Source:

The two sides should facilitate investment promotion activities, hold international seminars, forums and fairs in each country, particularly in agriculture, mining, construction materials, chemicals, apparel, footwear and food processing, she said.

On ties between the two legislatures, she affirmed that parliamentary cooperation is one of the effective channels in Vietnam – Morocco ties, making important contributions to stepping up bilateral multifaceted partnership.

Ngan lauded the two law-making bodies for sharing professional experience; maintaining exchange, consultation and mutual support at multilateral forums such as the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Francophone Parliamentary Assembly (APF).

She thanked the Moroccan House of Representatives and its Speaker for stepping up ties between the Vietnamese NA and Asia-Pacific parliamentary cooperation mechanisms via sending high-ranking delegations to conferences held in Vietnam and ASEAN member states.

The guest asked for enhancing the exchange of high-ranking delegations to raise mutual understanding and trust among parliamentarians, friendship parliamentarians’ groups and committees; working closely together to monitor the implementation of agreements signed between the two governments, ministries and agencies, as well as multilateral forums such as the IPU, the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, the APF and other inter-parliamentary organisations.

Later, both host and guest met the press to inform them the outcomes of talks.

In the morning the same day, NA Chairwoman Ngan and her entourage paid a floral tribute to King Mohamed V.