Nhan Dan Online – The legislative bodies of Vietnam and Poland are to collaborate closely to examine the implementation of bilateral co-operation agreements and to improve their legal and business landscapes, promoting trade and investment., contributing to strengthening friendship and co-operation between the two countries and their legislatures.
Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and visiting Vice Speaker of the Polish Parliament Jerzy Wenderlich shared the viewpoint during a meeting in Hanoi on December 17.
Vice Chairwoman Ngan affirmed that Poland is a traditional friend and a priority partner in Vietnam’s foreign policy on Central and Eastern Europe. She stressed that the political, diplomatic and parliamentary relations between the two countries have seen sound developments, typified by NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung’s visit to Poland earlier this year.
Vice Speaker Wenderlich expressed his pleasure with the opportunity to visit Vietnam, and said that, despite their geographical distance, friendship and co-operation between the two legislative bodies are fostered continuously, contributing to the promotion of traditional friendship and multi-faceted co-operation between the two countries.
Both sides noted that two-way trade turnover has steadily risen during the past years, in spite of the negative effects of the global economic downturn. However, trade has yet to live up to the two countries’ potential and expectations.
Vice Chairwoman Ngan suggested that the two sides co-ordinate to identify the potential for advantageous fields of co-operation and to seek specific measures to boost co-operation, deepen bilateral ties and reach US$1 billion in bilateral trade in the near future.
Regarding relations between the two legislative bodies, the two leaders agreed to continue promoting high-level delegation exchanges and experience sharing, as well as co-ordination and meetings on the sidelines of regional and international conferences.
(Source: VNA – Translated by Nhan Dan Online)