Vietnam, RoK legislatures boost cooperation

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Hanoi, August 9 (VNA) - The National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam supports and attaches importance to strengthening the friendship and cooperation with the NA of the Republic of Korea (RoK), said NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong.

Receiving a delegation from the Executive Committee of the RoK NA led by its deputy head Yun Jae-ok in Hanoi on August 8, Phong stressed that the Vietnam-RoK strategic cooperative partnership has seen strong and comprehensive development with practical achievements in the recent past.

She suggested the two legislatures work closely in implementing cooperation agreements, as well as sharing experience in law-making and supervision of the NAs and their subordinate agencies.

Legislators of Vietnam and the RoK should urge the two governments to carry out already signed cooperation deals, and coordinate and mutually support in regional and international inter-parliament forums, thus contributing to peace, security and stability in the region and the world, she said.

Phong went on to say that the two legislative agencies should maintain regular high-level meetings, and facilitate the exchange and cooperation between the two nations’ sectors and localities, towards enhancing mutual understanding and political trust, and expanding multi-faceted cooperation.

The two sides also need work to step up cooperation in the fields of culture, education and tourism and people-to-people exchanges, she added.

For his part, Yun underlined the importance of parliamentary cooperation in promoting bilateral relations between the RoK and Vietnam.

Right after the reception, Chairman of the NA's Committee for External Affairs Nguyen Van Giau had a working session with the RoK delegation.

Giau said along with the development of the Vietnam-RoK strategic cooperative partnership, the friendship and collaboration between the two legislatures have been incessantly strengthened and developed both bilaterally and multilaterally.

He asked the two sides to continue coordinating in supervising the implementation of cooperation agreements signed between the two countries; listen to opinions of their business communities; monitor the building of policies and laws; and create conditions for citizens of the two countries to have a stable legal environment to live and do business stably in each country.

Meanwhile, Yun said the delegation’s visit will contribute to deepening the relationship between the two legislatures.

He expressed his hope that the two sides will maintain the exchange of delegations at all levels and facilitating the operation of the Vietnamese and RoK friendship parliamentarian groups./.