|National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) and visiting Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at their meeting in Hanoi on August 21.__Photo: VNA|
Vietnam highly values the position and role of Kazakhstan in the Central Asian region and wants to enhance multifaceted cooperation with the country, National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue said while meeting with visiting Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Hanoi on August 21.
Lauding the outcomes of the guest’s talks with Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong and his meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Hue expressed his confidence that the signed documents between the two sides will create a favorable legal framework to promote the traditional friendship and collaboration between the two countries in the upcoming time in a more comprehensive and effective manner.
The top legislator stressed that the Vietnamese NA and himself always support the two nations’ comprehensive cooperation in various fields, including economy, trade, investment, transport, tourism, education, training, culture, and defense-security.
Hue announced with delight that the bilateral parliamentary ties have so far yielded significant results. He expressed his hope that Tokayev, who previously served as the Chairman of the Kazakh Senate, would support the Vietnamese NA and the Kazakh Parliament in inheriting and elevating their existing good cooperative relations, towards the signing of a bilateral cooperation agreement.
On the occasion, Hue invited the chairpersons of the Senate and of the Mäjilis (lower house) of Kazakhstan to officially visit Vietnam and send a delegation to attend the 9th Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians scheduled to take place in Hanoi in September. In response, Tokayev said that the Kazakh Parliament will send a delegation to the conference.
The NA Chairman said he hoped that the President himself, the Parliament and the Government of Kazakhstan will continue to pay attention and create favorable conditions for the Vietnamese expatriate community to live, study, work, and integrate in Kazakhstan.
Agreeing with his host, Tokayev expressed his wish that both sides would work together to promote the achieved cooperation outcomes and further enhance partnerships in the fields of economy, trade, and investment.
The Kazakh President noted Vietnam is a key partner of Kazakhstan in Southeast Asia and that amid numerous international changes, their enduring solidarity and traditional friendship have become increasingly important. He also thanked Vietnam for its participation in the 6th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) hosted by Kazakhstan.
The President hoped that the two parliaments will fortify their collaboration and exchange experiences, bringing about mutual benefits. He took this occasion to invite Hue to soon pay an official visit to Kazakhstan.-(VNA/VLLF)