Vietnam hoped to enhance and deepen its relationship with the United States (US) on a bilateral, regional and global scale, National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung told US Secretary of State John Kerry on September 9 in Washington, D.C, during his official visit to the US that started on September 3.
|National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung meets US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington, D.C__Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA|
Kerry said he would work to foster cooperation with Vietnam and collaborate with other countries to respond to climate change, especially sea level rise.
The US would continue to help the Vietnamese parliament in lawmaking activities and post-war activities such as clearing minefields and supporting Agent Orange victims, Kerry stated.
The two leaders agreed to focus their cooperation on maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea for the benefit of the region and the world, and to work together to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Earlier on August 31, speaking at the 4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in New York, the NA Chairman said each country should promote the important role of its parliament, particularly in promulgating laws, adopting budget and overseeing the operation of the executive branch, as the foundation for democracy protection and promotion in the world.
To ensure democracy in international relations, the NA leader proposed all countries to respect and uphold the role of international cooperation on the basis of international law in resolving outstanding issues among nations.
At the national level, he suggested the parliament play a critical role in strengthening the rule of law, strictly enforcing laws, as well as completing the legal system, mechanisms and policies to ensure fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens.-