08:36 | 19/01/2018 Events
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hosted a reception for President of the Senate of Malaysia’s Parliament S. Vigneswaran M. Sanasee on January 18, who is in Hanoi to attend the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26).
|NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) receives Malaysia’s Senate President|
The NA Chairwoman affirmed that the Malaysian delegation’s participation in the meeting is a positive sign of support for the Vietnamese NA. She said that she is delighted at the development of their bilateral relations, and suggested that the two sides coordinate more closely to design specific cooperative programmes in order to deepen the bilateral strategic partnership and realise the agreements reached by high-level leaders.
Hailing the Malaysian Government’s cooperation in issues related to fishermen and citizen protection, the senior Vietnamese legislator asked the Malaysian parliamentarians to help create favourable conditions for Vietnamese people who are living and working in the country.
She thanked Malaysia for its commitment to supporting Vietnam’s bid for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure.
She also called for stronger cooperation between the both sides to build an environment of peace and stability in the region and consolidate ASEAN unity. She expressed her hope that the two legislative bodies would intensify their collaboration at regional and international forums.
Senate President Sanasee shared his host’s assessment that the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Malaysia and Vietnam have been intensified and consolidated since they set up their diplomatic ties more than 40 years ago, particularly following the elevation of their bilateral ties to a strategic partnership in August 2015.
He stressed the need to maintain meetings and visits between the two parliaments and their offices, improve the role of parliamentarians in tightening the bilateral ties, and step up people-to-people exchanges.