Top Vietnamese legislator meets foreign leaders in Jakarta
VGP - Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue had meetings with his Lao, Philippine and Malaysian counterparts on the sidelines of the 44th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-44) in Jakarta, Indonesia, on August 7.
At the meeting with Chairman of the Lao National Assembly Saysomphone Phomvihan
They also concurred to boost cooperation in agricultural product processing, jointly study and implement specific projects.
The Vietnamese and Lao NAs should continue their close collaboration, effectively conduct their regular cooperation mechanisms, step up cooperation in human resource training, enhance information exchange, share experience, and coordinate in legislation, monitoring, and decision-making activities involving important national issues.
The two sides agreed to coordinate closely in organizing the first high-level conference of the NAs of Cambodia, Laos, and Viet Nam in Laos in December 2023, as well as AIPA 2024 chaired by Laos.
At a meeting on August 6 with Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, the two leaders agreed to boost the bilateral ties in a more substantive manner, particularly in economics, trade and investment, and to strive for a two-way trade of US$10 billion.
The two sides agreed to continue promoting cooperation between the two parliaments, and stepping up the exchange of delegations as well as the sharing of experience in parliamentary activities.
They will also continue cooperation and mutual support within the multilateral framework; back each other's initiatives at the AIPA; and work together to further strengthen ASEAN's solidarity, strength and centrality, and maintain a common voice in regional security issues, including the East Sea issue.
During his meeting with Speaker of the Malaysian House of Representatives Tan Sri Dato' Johari Bin Abdul, Vuong asserted that Viet Nam highly values Malaysia's role and position in the region.
He invited Johari Bin Abdul to visit Viet Nam soon in order to discuss measures to strengthen parliamentary collaboration, share experiences in relevant activities and issues of mutual interest.
Vuong emphasized the need to continue promoting the close coordination and mutual support at multilateral forums such as the AIPA, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), and the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF), and supporting each other's position on regional and international issues of shared concern.
At the meeting with Vice President of the Cambodian Senate Kittisangkahabindit Tep Ngorn, Vuong affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, State and people always attach great importance to strengthening and developing the good neighborliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation, and long-term sustainability with Cambodia.
Viet Nam vows to stand shoulder to shoulder with and support building and development of Cambodia, for the prosperity of each country, for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and in the world.
During his meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the top Vietnamese legislator said that Viet Nam attaches great importance to its strategic partnership with Indonesia.
Both leaders rejoiced at the rapid, effective development of the strategic partnership in key spheres, especially trade with two-way revenue hitting a record of over US$14 billion last year.
They agreed to step up the exchange of delegations at all levels and through all channels, effectively implement signed agreements, and work to raise their bilateral trade to over US$15 billion by 2028 in a more balanced way.
The leaders also shared the view that the two countries need to further maintain existing supply chains, and closely cooperate to form new, strategic ones, saying both sides have strengths to boost collaboration in navigation and fishery, as well as new areas like digital transformation and just energy transition.
President Widodo thanked Viet Nam for its support for Indonesia's ASEAN Chairmanship in 2023, and suggested Viet Nam continue its coordination to enhance ASEAN's centrality and implement the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific./.