|NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) and her Russian guest
The top legislator made the statement while hosting reception in Hanoi for Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma of Russia Olga Epifanova, who led a high-level delegation to Vietnam to pay last respect to President Tran Dai Quang.
NA Chairwoman Ngan thanked Russian leaders for extending condolences and sending the delegation to Vietnam to attend the state funeral for President Quang, describing this as a vivid illustration for Russia’s sentiment to Vietnam.
At the meeting, NA Chairwoman Ngan welcomed the Russian official’s initiative to set up the Vietnam-Russia Inter-parliamentary Committee, saying that a high-level representative of the Vietnamese NA will be sent to the committee.
She thanked the Federation Council and the State Duma of Russia for inviting the Vietnamese NA to attend regional and international parliamentary conferences and forums. Also, she lauded Russia’s successful organisation of the Eurasian Women’s Forum and the Conference of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments.
Host and guest agreed to organise activities marking the 25th anniversary of the signing of a treaty on basic principles for Vietnam-Russia friendship in 2019, and the 15th anniversary of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in October.
They also discussed the roles and contributions made by female parliamentarians to the development of each country and the world.