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Vietnamese NA leader meets her counterparts on sidelines of AIPA 40

Chairwoman of the NA Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with President of the Cambodian NA Samdech Heng Samrin and Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives Habib El Malki in Bangkok yesterday.



Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (left) and President of the Cambodian National Assembly Samdech Heng Samrin


The Vietnamese top legislator expressed her hope that the close and effective cooperation between the two legislatures will contribute to enhancing the Vietnam-Cambodia relationship.

The two leaders highlighted the effective and result-oriented cooperation between the NAs across spheres, as well as their mutual support at regional and international inter-parliamentary forums, contributing to promoting cooperation and reaching common perception in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and AIPA.

Heng Samrin said the Cambodian Senate and NA stand ready to back Vietnam’s AIPA Chair in 2020.

On this occasion, he thanked the Party, State and people of Vietnam for saving Cambodians from the genocidal regime as well as supporting the country during the national reconstruction.

NA Chairwoman Ngan said she wants Heng Samrin and the National Assembly to create favourable conditions for the organisation of exchanges between parliamentarians of the two countries in 2019 and 2020.

Lauding joint efforts in fulfilling 84 percent of border demarcation and marker planting, she urged the two sides to soon complete the remainder, contributing to building a shared border of peace, friendship, cooperation and development.

Ngan expressed her hope that the two NAs will continue their coordination, for a united AIPA.

Vietnam treasures friendship, cooperation with Morocco: NA Chairwoman



Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives Habib El Malki



Vietnam always attaches much importance to developing the friendship and all-round cooperation with Morocco, Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan affirmed on August 26.

Meeting with Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives Habib El Malki on the sidelines of the 40th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 40) in Bangkok, the Vietnamese top legislator also suggested both sides enhance the exchange of delegations at all levels to elevate the bilateral relations to a new high.

She took the occasion to thank the African country for supporting Vietnam’s bid to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations (UN) Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure, as well as recognising Vietnam’s full market economy status.

Vietnam will continue to endorse Morocco at international forums, she said, recommending both sides promote coordination at regional and international forums, particularly at the UN, the International Organisation of Francophonie and the Non-Aligned Movement.

NA Chairwoman Ngan stressed the two countries should work to enhance the efficiency of the joint committee and political consultation mechanisms, boost local collaboration, effectively foster the twining relations between Da Nang city and Tangier, Ho Chi Minh City and Casablanca, and Nha Trang and Agadir.

At the event, she also spoke highly of Morocco’s participation at the AIPA 40, and invited El Malki and a high-ranking delegation from the Moroccan House of Representatives to attend the AIPA 41 in Vietnam in 2020 when the Southeast Asian country takes the chairmanship.

She thanked El Malki for his interest in bolstering relations with AIPA members’ parliaments, including the Vietnamese National Assembly, and parliamentary cooperation mechanisms in the ASEAN and Asia-Pacific.

El Malki, for his part, said he will lead a high-ranking delegation to attend AIPA 41 in Vietnam next year.

The Moroccan leader expressed his hope that the Vietnamese NA will help his country become an observer of the AIPA like the Vietnamese Government has done to support the African nation in research about the ASEAN.

Legislator meets RoK, Lao delegates on AIPA 40 sidelines



At the meeting between Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations Nguyen Van Giau and former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Lee Seok-hyun (Photo:



Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations Nguyen Van Giau had separate meetings with former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Lee Seok-hyun and Chairman of the Lao National Assembly’s External Relations Committee Eksavang Vongichit on August 26.

The meetings took place in Bangkok on the sidelines of the ongoing 40th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 40).

At the meeting with Lee Seok-hyun, Giau highlighted the strong development of the Vietnam-RoK strategic partnership, saying the two countries are each other’s leading important partners in all spheres.

More than 40 cities, provinces and localities of the two countries have signed cooperation agreements, he added.

Vietnam attaches importance to cooperation with the RoK, Giau said, expressing his hope that Korean parliamentarians will facilitate the Vietnamese community in the host country.

For his part, Lee informed Giau of the upcoming visit by the President of the RoK-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians Group, and affirmed that Vietnam holds an important position in the RoK’s New Southern Policy and the central role in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

At the meeting with Giau, the Lao official thanked Vietnam for hosting the seventh conference of external affairs committees of Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian parliaments in Quang Ninh province earlier this month.

The Lao NA backs and wishes to help Vietnam assume the role of AIPA 41 Chair in 2020, he said.

For his part, Giau said proposals raised at the conference mainly focus on economic connectivity between the three countries, support policy, capital allocation and mobilization, and human resources.

The sides also compared notes on cooperation between the two external relations committees in the time ahead. VNA


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