President Tran Dai Quang expressed his delight at the growing Vietnam-Mongolia ties over the past years, including cooperation between the two legislative bodies while receiving Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament Miyegombo Enkhbold in Hanoi on January 22.
At the reception, President Quang praised the Mongolian top legislator’s visit to Vietnam and attendance at the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliament Forum (APPF-26), showing his belief that the visit will contribute to strengthening friendship and traditional cooperation between the two countries.
Vietnamese people always bear in mind the support Mongolian people gave to the country during the past struggles for national independence and Vietnam appreciates the socio-economic and diplomatic achievements Mongolia has recorded over the past years.
Mongolia has stayed active in promoting multilateral cooperation mechanisms by successfully organising the 11th ASEM Summit in Ulaanbaatar in July 2016, Quang told the top Mongolian legislator.
The Vietnamese State leader extolled the orientations for the development of the Vietnam-Mongolia relations laid out by the two parliament leaders and suggested intensifying delegation exchanges and cooperation among localities.
He thanked Mongolia for supporting Vietnam at regional and international forums, while asking Mongolia to back Vietnam’s candidacy for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council.
He affirmed Vietnam's willingness to share its experience in integration, and to help connect Mongolia and ASEAN countries.
Quang used the occasion to convey his invitation to visit Vietnam to Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga.
In reply, the Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament congratulated Vietnam on its successful organisation of the APPF-26 and highlighted Vietnam as an important partner of Mongolia in the Southeast Asian region, adding that his country wants to expand affiliation with Vietnam across a variety of fields, especially economic and trade links.
In regard to his talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Enkhbold said that the two sides consented to augment political, economic, trade cooperation as well as people-to-people contact by launching Vietnamese Culture Days in Mongolia and Mongolian Days in Vietnam to celebrate the 65th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties in 2019.
Enkhbold assured his nation's back for Vietnam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council and asked Vietnam to serve as a bridge for Mongolia to expand relations with ASEAN.VOV