Vietnam-Australia friendship parliamentarian groups boost ties

VOV.VN - More activities should be launched by the friendship parliamentarian groups of Vietnam and Australia to further enhance bilateral relations, said Nguyen Hanh Phuc, General Secretary and Chairman of the National Assembly Office and President of the Vietnam-Australia Friendship Parliamentarian Group.

In his address at a meeting between the group and Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittik in Hanoi on November 9, Phuc highlighted the growing ties between the two legislative bodies as a result of agreements reached between the two sides.

Both sides have maintained experience sharing in parliamentary activities, boosted closer coordination and offered mutual support at multilateral forums.

Based on the health growth of ties, the two countries should continue exchanging legislative experience and support the governments to carry out action plans for the 2016-2019 period, he said.

Ambassador Chittik, in turn, hailed the strong political trust between the two countries, especially the upgrade of bilateral relationship to the level of strategic partnership this year, thereby opening up a new development period in bilateral ties.

He said he is happy about the Vietnamese NA’s consideration of the ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), describing the trade pact as a good opportunity for businesses to expand their partnerships and create more jobs.

The diplomat said that he hopes the two countries will further consolidate their political trust, while accelerating the implementation of the agreements signed during the high-level meetings between the two countries, and offering more favourable conditions for people-to-people exchange and the promotion of friendship parliamentarian groups in each nation.

He also affirmed his nation’s support for Vietnam in taking full advantage of the CPTPP.