Vietnamese NA delegation pays a courtesy visit to Argentine Senate Speaker Federico Pinedo (Photo:VNA)
Buenos Aires (VNA) – Vietnamese and Argentinian parliamentarians have agreed to further tighten links between the two countries’ legislative bodies in the coming time.

They reached the consensus during a working visit made by the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee’s delegation to Argentina from 12-15.

During their stay, the Vietnamese guests paid a courtesy visit to Argentine Senate Speaker Federico Pinedo, and had working sessions with officials from the Republican Proposal (PRO) and the Parliament in Buenos Aires Parliament.

The two sides’ officials expressed their joy at fine development of solidarity, friendship and cooperation between the two nations in recent times.

They spoke highly of coordination and mutual support at multilateral forums and strong growth in two-way trade, which is expected to hit about 2.2 billion USD this year in comparison to 316 million USD in 2007.

Vietnamese and Argentine officials underlined the need to enhance the exchange of visits of high-ranking leaders and those from their parliament’s committees, and share experience in law-making, as well as support the two countries’ measures to promote bilateral relations.

They also compared their notes on regional and global issues, towards taking ways to ensure benefit of their people, contributing to peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

The Vietnamese guests also learned about activities of Argentine parliamentarians in keeping in touch with voters and ways to handle complaints.

Previously, from December 8-12, on their Chile visit, the Vietnamese delegates had meetings with officials from Chile’s Senate, National Congress, Supreme Court, and Chile-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group.

The Chilean hosts praised the Vietnamese NA’s initiative to set up a committee to listen to voters’ opinions, contributing to the Government’s policy planning.-VNA