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Vietnamese, Iranian legislators deepen affiliation

 Vietnamese, Iranian legislators deepen affiliation; Vietnam, Laos share experience in inspection work; Vietnam Journalists Association visits China; Party officials attend Indian workshop on Nehru

Vietnamese, Iranian legislators deepen affiliation

Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations Tran Van Hang hosted a reception for Hossein Sobhaninia, a member of Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly Presiding Board and Chairman of the Iran-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group, in Hanoi on November 19.

The Vietnamese official spoke highly of the joint efforts undertaken by the two countries’ parliamentary friendship groups, which helped strengthen cooperation between the two legislatures.

He reiterated Vietnam’s consistent foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, and diversification and multilateralisation of international relations; its dedication to being a friend and trustworthy partner for all countries; and being an active and responsible member of the international community.

Hossein Sobhaninia said legislative cooperation was a channel for fostering mutual understanding and collaboration, adding that the Iran-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group organised a number of joint activities between the two countries.

He highlighted that the two nations could support each other in all fields, adding that Iran’s location in West Asia meant it could act as a bridge between Vietnam and European, African and Middle Eastern countries. In return, Vietnam could be a gateway for Iran to enter Southeast Asia.

During their meeting, the two officials expressed their hope that the two sides continue delegation and people-to-people exchanges in order to improve mutual understanding and assist each other in the international arena.

Since economic cooperation was still modest, the countries should also promote cooperation on agriculture, science and technology, and education and training, and organise more forums for the two business circles to expand their linkages, they said.

Vietnam, Laos share experience in inspection work

Lao Deputy Prime Minister Asang Laoly has received a delegation of the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam led by Deputy Inspector General Nguyen Duc Hanh in Vientiane on November 19.

Deputy PM Asang Laoly spoke highly of the Laos visit by the Government Inspectorate delegation, saying that it has contributed to further bolstering the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, countries and peoples.

Deputy Inspector General Hanh informed the host on the outcomes of his talks with Lao Vice Chairman of State Inspection Authority Khamsouk Bounyavong.

During the talks, the two sides discussed and shared experience in several issues, including the supervision and inspection of investment projects, anti-corruption, settlement of complaints and personnel training.-

Vietnam Journalists Association visits China

A delegation of the Vietnam Journalists Association (VJA) led by Vice Chairman Ha Minh Hue is on a visit to China from November 16 and 22 at the invitation of All-China Journalists Association (ACJA).

At a meeting with an ACJA delegation headed by Executive Secretary Zhu Shouchen, the two sides discussed a number of issues regarding journalism and their activities.

They said friendship and cooperation between the two associations have been developed in recent times with a number of exchange visits to share experience in the field and enhance mutual understanding.

They agreed to further cement their traditional ties. An ACJA delegation will visit Vietnam later this year.

During the visit in China, the Vietnamese delegation also met with leaders of many local press agencies, and toured several training establishments, museums and exhibitions in Beijing, Wuhan city of Hubei province and Guangzhou city of Guangdong province.

Party officials attend Indian workshop on Nehru

Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for External Affairs Hoang Binh Quan attended a workshop honouring India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in New Delhi, India.

The November 17-18 event celebrated the 125th birthday anniversary of the late leader who is considered the architect of the modern Indian state and democracy.

J. Nehru emerged as the co-founder of the Non-Alignment movement and the initiator of a wide range of ideological values regarding liberation, peace, democracy, equality, and compassion.

A remembrance statement was issued at the end of the workshop, asserting the commitments to maintaining the late Prime Minister’s viewpoints on the world and his heritage.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese Party officials met with Indian National Congress Party (INCP) President Sonia Gandhi who expressed her wish to further enhance the time-honoured friendship between the Vietnamese and Indian parties and peoples.

They discussed regional and global issues of mutual concerns with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the People’s Party (BJP) as well as seeking measures to increase Party relations with those from the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the CPI-Marxist.

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