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Sri Lankan Parliamentary Speaker successfully wrapped up Vietnam visit
25/5/2018 10:30' Send Print
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Speaker of Parliament of Sri Lanka Karu Jayasuriya

During the visit, Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya held talks with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, paid a courtesy visit to General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong, received the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, leaders of Ninh Binh province, visited the Vietnamese National Assembly, and attended the Sri Lankan Culture Festival in Hanoi.

On this occasion, the delegation paid a floral tribute to President Ho Chi Minh in his Mausoleum, visited President Ho Chi Minh Relics at the Presidential Palace and a number of historical and cultural relics of Vietnam.

During talks and meetings, the two sides agreed to promote cooperation in several fields, including oil and gas, infrastructure, information and communication technology, textile-garment, leather-footwear, farm produce processing and distribution, renewable energy and aviation and maritime transport. They also agreed to push for aviation connection to facilitate trade and help both countries tap their tourism potential.

Regarding defense ties, the two sides vowed to enhance collaboration in logistics, overcoming war consequences and the UN peacekeeping activities. The two sides also pledged to share information and experience and enhance capacity in preventing and fighting trans-national crime and terrorism, among others to ensure the security of each country.

Regarding Parliamentary cooperation, the two sides concurred that the two parliaments would maintain and intensify exchanges of delegations at all levels, especially between the specialized committees, to share information, experiences in parliamentary activities, law making and supervision, further promote the role of the Parliamentary Friendship Groups of the two countries in boost the cooperation between the two Parliaments in particular and the two countries in general, strengthen the role of monitoring and effectively implement agreements that the two countries signed.

Besides, the two sides early organize the second meeting of the Joint Trade Committee in Vietnam in order to discuss measures to remove obstacles and strive to achieve bilateral trade turnover of US$1 billion, take measures to promote investment and trade links, and propose direction for effective implementation of the Agreement on Investment Promotion and Protection and the Minutes of Cooperation to Promote Bilateral Investment.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan urged Sri Lanka to support the position of Vietnam and ASEAN, especially on principled issue such as freedom of navigation and aviation, compliance with international law, and resolutions of disputes by peaceful means.

Synthesized from VNA by editor