National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung (C) meets with overseas Vietnamese (Photo: VNA)
Beijing (VNA) – National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung talked with the Vietnamese embassy staff and expatriates in China on December 23 during his official visit to China.

The legislative leader said the visit aims to realise the agreements reached by leaders of the two countries and further their friendship and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

He added that the Vietnamese Party, State and people attach much importance to the neighbourly friendship and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China on the basis of its external policy of peace, independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation and diversification.

Chairman Hung extolled the positive progress in the Vietnam-China relations in recent years as seen in regular high-level delegation visits and exchanges along with stronger coordination among ministries, sectors and localities, and collaboration in economics, trade, and investment.

The two sides have reached a lot of common perceptions on boosting practical cooperation in the coming time, he noted.

He spoke in length about the NA’s activities, including the adoption of the 2013 Constitution highlighting human rights and citizens’ rights to democracy and freedom.

In March 2015, the NA successfully organised the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Hanoi . The adoption of the Hanoi Declaration on Sustainable Development Goals: Turning Words into Action actively contributed to the 4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament and the UN Summit in September.

Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoi told the NA leader that the embassy has worked hard to boost the State and parliamentary relations between the two countries while actively promoting cultural exchanges, education, and economic ties.

Representatives of Vietnamese students in Beijing proposed that the NA promulgate policies to encourage overseas study and create jobs for young people.-VNA