National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (L) and Speaker of Myanmar Lower House U Win Myint (Source: VNA)
Nay Pyi Taw (VNA) – Vietnam wishes to enhance the long-standing friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Myanmar, both bilaterally and multilaterally, National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan told Speaker of Myanmar’s House of Representatives (Lower House) U Win Myint.

During their meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on September 29, the Vietnamese top legislator cherished the close political ties and cooperation achievements scored by the two countries over the years.

The two sides have maintained the regular exchange of high-level visits and meetings where their leaders exchanged experience and built political trust, she said.

The NA Chairwoman congratulated Myanmar on its attainments in national reconciliation, security and political stability, economic development and foreign affairs.

Myanmar’s hosting of the 37th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 37) demonstrates that regional countries have trust in the country and appreciate its increasingly important role and position in the world arena, she noted.

The guest said her visit to Myanmar, also her first overseas trip since taking office, aims to convey the Vietnamese legislature’s resolve to consolidate and boost the traditional friendship and multi-sided cooperation with the country while fostering the bilateral legislative ties.

For his part, U Win Myint said Myanmar wishes to partner with the Vietnamese NA in making law.

Applauding Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements, particularly in aquaculture and seafood processing, the host noted his hope that Vietnam will share its experience in this field with Myanmar.

He highlighted the similarities shared by the two countries’ parliaments, such as the percentage of female deputies exceeding 20 percent, saying he hopes that the two bodies will step up their affiliation to elevate their role and contribute to beefing up the Vietnam-Myanmar relationship.

The Vietnamese and Myanmar legislatures have closely coordinated with each other at regional and international inter-parliamentary forums such as the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the AIPA, he said, calling for Vietnam’s contributions to the AIPA 37 to be hosted by Myanmar from September 29 to October 3 .-VNA