National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong receives delegation of UK-Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentarians Group
Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong made the statement in Ha Noi on Sept. 20 while receiving a delegation of the UK-Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentarians Group headed by MP Mark Hendrick.
She said NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung will pay a visit to the UK , describing it as a major event to increase the relations between the two countries.
Phong spoke highly of the significance of the working visit by the UK parliamentarians from Sept. 18-23 in boosting the Viet Nam-UK friendship.
She thanked the UK Government for providing official development assistance (ODA) to Vietnam’s fight against poverty and drug.
The Viet Nam-UK cooperative relationship is a strategic partnership which has shown effectiveness in many fields, the Vice Chairwoman affirmed, saying that Viet Nam attaches importance to develop ties in economics, trade, investment and education-training with the UK. She noted that in recent years, the two sides have promoted cooperation in defence-security, environment and climate change.
MP Mark Hendrick highly valued Viet Nam’s efforts in education with the literate rate of 95 percent, a high proportion compared to other countries in the world.
He also remarked that Vietnam has obtained significant achievements in socio-economic development the UK-Viet Nam friendship has seen increasing development.
He said in the coming time, the two sides need to increase friendship and share experience between the two parliaments./.
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