VOV.VN - National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue visited the Vietnamese Embassy in the Philippines on November 24 as part of his first official visit to the Philippines since he took office last
Talking with the embassy's staff, the NA Chairman stated that both the House of Representatives and Senate have issued resolutions on boosting ties between the two legislative bodies, whilst the Philippine side has established the Philippine-Vietnam Parliamentarians' Friendship Society, he added.
He highlighted Vietnam as being the Philippines’ only strategic partner in ASEAN. NA Chairman Hue briefed the Embassy's staff on his activities during the trip, including talks with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate, meetings with the President and Vice President of the Philippines, and attending a trade-investment forum.
He assessed that the visit highlights the efforts being made by both Vietnamese and Philippines leaders and businesses, as well as the nations’ co-operation potential, which he views to be tremendous. The two sides are therefore expected to push bilateral trade turnover to US$10 billion in 2026 when the two nations celebrate five decades of diplomatic relations.
The Embassy should stay active in capitalising on such opportunities to ramp up studies and forecasts, make recommendations to the State, and launch economic diplomatic measures with regard to promoting further ties, the Vietnamese NA leader said.
NA Chairman Hue also asked the Embassy to pay close attention to affairs related to Vietnamese expatriates, along with efforts to help them establish their associations and tackle difficulties in residency, conducting business, studying, and maintaining Vietnamese language and Vietnamese culture, among others.
Vietnamese Ambassador Hoang Huy Chung hoped that following the visit, domestic enterprises will be updated with more information on the Philippine market as they seek to bolster exports of farm produce and goods with high technology content to the Philippines.
Roughly 3,000 Vietnamese nationals are currently living and working in the Philippines.