|Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong (R) and her Armenian counterpart Vahe Enfiajyan (Photo: VNA)
Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong and her Armenian counterpart Vahe Enfiajyan agreed on November 5 that the two countries should bolster collaboration through party, state, parliamentary, business and people-to-people exchange channels.
The two reached the consensus during their talks in Hanoi on the occasion of a working visit by the Vice President of the Armenian National Assembly and Chairman of the Armenia-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group.
Phong expressed her delight over the thriving political relations between the two countries, as seen in their close coordination at multilateral forums.
She recalled that during an official visit to Vietnam in July this year, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Vietnam’s NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan had shared the determination to develop the two countries’ relations in a more effective, practical and sustainable fashion in various sectors.
Phong took the occasion to thank the Armenian State and people for their whole-hearted support for Vietnam during the cause of national liberation in the past and construction and development nowadays. She described it as a valuable asset and a solid foundation for the cooperative ties between the two countries.
Regarding economy-trade cooperation, Phong said both sides need to take advantage of tariff incentives in the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union so as to increase bilateral trade.
Vietnam has strengths to export garment and textiles, telephones, coffee, farm produce and processed food, among others, to Armenia, and also wants to import more from the South Caucasus country, she added.
She stressed that the Vietnamese National Assembly always supports, and create favourable conditions for Armenian enterprises to branch out their business in Vietnam, and hopes the Armenian side will enhance trade promotion activities to connect businesses of both nations.
Vahe Enfiajyan, for his part, believed that his visit to Vietnam will make contributions to enhancing the traditional friendship and all-round cooperation between the two legislative bodies, states and peoples.
He wished that both National Assemblies will enhance the exchange of visits to share legislative experience and inform each other of their parliamentary activities in the coming time.VNA