08:34 | 16/06/2016 Cooperation
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has asked the Norwegian side to further promote cooperation with Vietnam in fields of the North European country’s strength and Vietnam’s demand.
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) and Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament Kenneth Svendsen
The VFF leader expressed the desire at his meetings with officials from the Norwegian Foreign Ministry on his working visit to the country from June 8-14.
Nhan highlighted the development in economic, trade and investment links between Vietnam and Norway, however he also noted that the bonds do not yet match with the potential and strength of the two nations.
In a meeting with leaders from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, the VFF leader hoped that Norway will enhance its sharing of experience, support and technologial transfer with Vietnam in the maritime sector, ship building, petroleum and aquaculture.
During his working session with Norwegian law makers, Nhan introduced the hosts to the position and role played by the VFF in Vietnam’s political system. Meanwhile, the parliamentarians briefed Nhan on activities of social organisations in the country.
Regarding the East Sea issue, Norwegian law makers said they hope relevant parties will abide by international law and convention on the law of the sea.
On this occasion, the Vietnamese official worked with representatives from the Norway Church Aid (NCA), praising the organisation’s contribution to charity activities in Vietnam. He hoped to foster information exchange and action coordination between NCA and the VFF in the future.
In a meeting between Nhan and leaders of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the two sides discussed the possibility to boost cooperation in training researchers between the NTNU and its Vietnamese counterparts, and looked back on the efficiency of the NTNU’s science research projects in Vietnam.
During his stay, the VFF leader also visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Norway and met with representatives of the Vietnamese community in Oslo, during which he informed them about the homeland’s development in recent times.