NA Chairman hopes for further cooperation with Romania
Budapest (VNA) – National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong proposed bolstering legislative cooperation to contribute to furthering the relationship between Vietnam and Romania .
Chairman Trong made the proposal at his talks with President of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies Bogdan Olteanu in Budapest on June 18 following a welcome ceremony given to him on his official visit to the European country.
The Vietnamese legislative leader underlined the increase in the exchange of visits and the sharing of law-making experiences between the two countries’ legislative organs as measures to promote bilateral legislative ties.
He said he was pleased with the two countries’ time-honoured traditional relationship that is growing in a wide range of fields, particularly politics, culture, education and science, and believed his visit would further strengthen the bilateral ties.
The Vietnamese NA Chairman congratulated Romania for its European Union membership, considering this as an important factor assisting the development of the Vietnam-Romania relationship in a new period.
For his part, Bogdan Olteanu said accelerating economic cooperation and expanding trade ties to tap potentials and advantages of Romania and Vietnam for both sides’ interests should be given top priority by both countries.
“ Romania wants to broaden cooperation with Vietnam and will always support Vietnam in its relationship with the European Union members,” the Romanian leader said.
He highlighted the role and active contributions to the development of the Romania-Vietnam relations by the Vietnamese community in Romania , suggesting the two countries should increase the exchange of scholarships for students, considering this an important cooperative field that would give a momentum for bilateral cooperation in other fields.
The president affirmed that the Romanian Chamber of Deputies welcomes cooperation with the Vietnam National Assembly in law-making programmes and it is willing to send experts to help Vietnam in this domain.
After the talks, the two legislative leaders witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two parliamentary offices by Director of the Vietnam National Assembly Office Tran Dinh Dan and Secretary General of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies Titu Gheorghiof.
The agreement defines the further exchange of experiences, information and working skills between the two legislative bodies.
The same day, NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong met with Vice Chairman of the Senate Ivan Cismara, who emphasised the necessity for the two countries to increase both bilateral and multilateral mutually beneficial cooperation in economy, culture, education and science and technology at all levels.
On this occasion, Chairman Trong was presented with a commemorative medal and signed on the golden books of both the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
Later, he attended the Vietnam-Romania Business Forum where he said the economic, trade and investment cooperation between the two countries remains modest in comparison with their political ties and potentials.
Chairman Trong noted on the prospect for the two countries to tap their potentials for mutual development, citing Vietnam ’s strength in farm produce, garment and textiles and footwear and Romania ’s advantages in oil refinery industry, construction and sea ports.
He highly appreciated businesspeople’s role in promoting economic, trade and investment ties between the two countries, and drew Romanian businesses’ attention to Vietnam , a safe and favourable destination for investments.
At the forum, the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed with the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry a cooperation agreement on support for the two countries’ businesses to seek economic and investment cooperation opportunities.
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