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Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly wrapped up visit to Myanmar
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Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan meets Myanmar’s Speaker of the Parliament and Upper House Mahn Win Khaing Than. Image: VOV

At the talks, Myanmar’s Speaker of Parliament and Upper House Mahn Win Khaing Than warmly welcomed the Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman and the high-level delegation and congratulated Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan for her election as Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly, 14th Legislature.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan expressed her pleasure to visit the beautiful and hospitable country of Myanmar for the first time in her capacity as Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, and also thanked Speaker of Parliament and Upper House Mahn Win Khaing Than and Myanmar people for their warm welcome, showing the friendship between the leaders and peoples of both countries.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said that her visit to Myanmar aimed to show the Vietnamese National Assembly’s resolve to reinforce the traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two States and people in general and legislative bodies in in particular.

On this occasion, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan congratulated H.E. Mahn Win Khaing Than for his election as the Speaker of Parliament and Upper House of the Union of Myanmar. She said that Myanmar hosting of the 37th General Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Association of Southeast Asian Nations (AIPA 37) showed responsibility and the role of Myanmar parliament and the country in the region and the world.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan emphasized that Vietnam and Myanmar boast a time-honored amity, noting that Myanmar is one of the first countries in South East Asia to establish diplomatic ties with Vietnam. It strongly supported Vietnam in its struggle for national liberation in the past, and Vietnam always keeps in mind that valuable assistance. She also expressed thanks for Myanmar’s support to Vietnam’s candidacies to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations for the period of 2016-2018 and the United Nations Security Council for the period of 2020-2021.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan lauded the two countries’ effective cooperation in defense- security, economics, trade, investment, culture and tourism. The two sides continue to maintain the 12 priority areas of cooperation. There are now 11 Vietnamese-invested projects with a total registered capital of approximately US$ 700 million in Myanmar. To enhance collaboration, she asked the two parliaments to urge their Government agencies to implement important cooperation mechanisms, including the organization of the 9th meeting of the Joint Committee for bilateral cooperation in 2016.

Expressing her elation at the sound development of bilateral relations between the two parliaments over the past years, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan asked them to continue coordination in supervision to ensure that the countries’ cooperation agreements are implemented effectively. They should increase sharing experience, especially in institution building, law making and supervision over law enforcement, including Vietnamese-invested projects in accordance with contractual commitments and Myanmar’s law.

She also asked the Myanmar parliament to continuously consider and support necessary revision to mechanisms, policies and laws so as to boost trade and investment between the two countries.

Myanmar Speaker of the Parliament and Upper House expressed thanks to National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan for her emotion for Myanmar, and expressed joy about the positive developments in recent years in the traditional relations of friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries. Echoing the opinion of the National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, the Myanmar Speaker of the Parliament and Upper House said the parliaments should promote the exchange of high-ranking delegations, as well as parliament agencies to learn from each other experience in law making, supervision, improve the quality of parliamentarians and strengthen exchanges between the of Parliamentarians’ Friendship Groups.

Applauding Vietnam’s socio- economic achievements, successful organization of international conferences such as AIPA, the General Assembly of the 132th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132), the host noted that the two countries share many similarities, and his country wants to exchange, learn, share experiences of the renovation of Vietnam.

The Myanmar Parliament is adapting some legal documents to the current socio-economic situation and building new laws. It is also considering revising investment-related laws so as to attract foreign investment, including from Vietnam.

In the framework of her official visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan paid a courtesy call to Myanmar President Htin Kyaw and met Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Union of Myanmar Win Myint.

At meetings with the Vietnamese delegation, Myanmar leaders highly appreciated Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements and expressed their hope that Vietnam will share experience in this field with Myanmar. The Myanmar leader also said that Myanmar, while striving to develop the country and deepen international integration, will create more favorable conditions in terms of policies and laws to attract foreign investors, including Vietnam.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with embassy staff , overseas Vietnamese and Vietnamese business representatives in Myanmar. The Chairwoman informed them of the results of the first session of the 14th National Assembly and said that in 2017, the National Assembly plans to adopt the Law on Representative Office (revised).

The Chairwoman highly valued the industriousness, and efforts of overseas Vietnamese to overcome difficulties and turn their hearts towards the country and expressed her desire that overseas Vietnamese will continue to act as a active catalyst to the friendship between Vietnam and Myanmar.

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