VOV.VN - British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward has highlighted huge potential for cooperation between the two legislative bodies in such areas as improving transparency in public governance, building a legal framework for the digital economy, and developing high technology.
National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue hosted a reception in Hanoi on May 30 for British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward, during which Hue emphasized that since both nations established the strategic partnership in 2010, the bilateral relationship has been growing steadily.
Both sides have coordinated in effectively carrying out bilateral cooperation mechanisms, maintained coordination at multilateral forums, especially the United Nations and its Security Council, and within the framework of the Asia - Europe Meeting (ASEM) and ASEAN – UK, the top Vietnamese legislator told his guest.
He hailed the positive developments in the cooperation between the Vietnamese National Assembly and the British Parliament over the past years. The two sides have maintained delegation exchanges at all levels, as well as meetings and consultations at multilateral parliamentary forums, especially at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), and the Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP).
Hue stressed the effective cooperation between the two legislative bodies is an important contributory factor to further fostering the Vietnam - UK Strategic Partnership, the Vietnamese NA leader expressed his wish that Ambassador Gareth will continue to act as a bridge reinforcing the bilateral ties, and propose cooperation activities towards the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2023.
In response, Ambassador Gareth congratulated Vietnam on overcoming difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as its socio-economic activities have returned to normal. Recently, Vietnam successfully organised the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) – the largest regional sport event, which demonstrates the recovery of Vietnam as well as other countries in the region.
The British Government applauds Vietnam's commitment at the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) and its orientations for sustainable and green development, he added.