Vietnam treasures friendship and cooperation with Mongolia: top legislator

08:24 | 23/01/2018 Cooperation

Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA), Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, has affirmed that Vietnam always attaches importance towards the deepening of friendly relations and mutually beneficial cooperation with Mongolia.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and visiting Chairman of the State Great Khural of Mongolia Miyegombo Enkhbold

The senior Vietnamese legislator made the statement during her talks with visiting Chairman of the State Great Khural of Mongolia, Miyegombo Enkhbold, which took place right after an official welcoming ceremony in Hanoi on January 22.

NA Chairwoman Ngan spoke highly of Mongolia’s support and coordination with Vietnam at international forums, whilst stressing Vietnam’s support for Mongolia to become a member of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and to participate in the East Asia Summit (EAS).

Vietnam is willing to serve as a connecting bridge between Mongolia and ASEAN member countries, as well as to share its experience in building and joining a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), she said.

For his part, Miyegombo Enkhbold congratulated the Vietnamese NA on its successful organisation of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26), whilst highly appreciating the significant achievements Vietnam has obtained in socio-economic development.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan holds talks with visiting Chairman of the State Great Khural of Mongolia Miyegombo Enkhbold

Hailing Vietnam as an important partner of Mongolia in the Southeast Asian region, he stated that Mongolia backs Vietnam in its bid to become a non permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in the 2020-2021 tenure.

The two parliament leaders agreed that both sides would strengthen political, security and defence cooperation; maintain the exchanges of high-level delegations; effectively implement the documents signed across spheres; and facilitate bilateral economic and trade ties to a new height.

They also reached consensus on creating favorable conditions for the enterprises of both sides, whilst enhancing cooperation in the fields of culture, education, tourism and people-to-people exchange.

On the occasion, Chairman of the State Great Khural of Mongolia Miyegombo Enkhbold invited NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan to pay an official visit to Mongolia, and the Vietnamese NA's leader accepted this invitation with pleasure.

Following their talks, NA Chairwoman Ngan and her Mongolian counterpart signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the two parliaments, whilst witnessing the signing of another MoU concerning cooperation between Vietnam’s Hoa Binh province and Mongolia’s Tuv province.

Theo NDO