(VOV) -President Truong Tan Sang and National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Sinh Hung on April 17 received visiting Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Hanoi.
At the reception, President Sang described her visit as a contribution to deepening the friendship and cooperation between the two nations while praising Norway’s support for Vietnam in the national construction, socio-economic development and international integration.
The two governments should facilitate linkages between the business communities and accelerate early conclusion of negotiation and signing of the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union.
The two Governments should continue to make full use of dialogue and political-diplomatic consultative mechanisms, while maintaining close coordination at multi-lateral forums, the President told his guest.
He also stressed the need to strengthen economic links and cooperation in culture and education to reinforce the friendship and mutual understanding between the two peoples.
PM Erna Solberg expressed her nation’s desire to deepen its cooperation with Vietnam, especially in investment and trade.
She praised Vietnam for fulfilling ahead of schedule many UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and pledged that as Co-Chair of the MDGs Advocacy Group, she will continue to support Vietnam in fulfilling the remaining MDGs and build Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Meeting the Norwegian PM. the top legislator reiterated Vietnam’s wish to forge the traditional friendship and all-sided cooperation with Norway and other European countries.
For her part, the Norwegian PM suggested the two legislative bodies should step up cooperation to facilitate joint programmes between the two Governments, especially those in the field of marine economic and energy, adding that Norway is ready to work with Vietnam in maritime transport, fishery and ship building, which are the strength of the North Europe country.
The two leaders noted with satisfaction the sound relations between the two law-making bodies, particularly Norway’s support for Vietnam in organizing the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly held in Hanoi from March 28 to April 1, and in issuing the Hanoi Declaration.
They consented to work closely on setting up the Friendship Parliamentarians Groups and strengthen exchange visits and share law enforcement experience.
Đăng ký: VietNam News