NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The legislatures of Vietnam and the United Kingdom should promote cooperation, thus enhancing mutual understanding and links across fields between the two nations, National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong has told Vice Speaker of the House of Commons of the UK Eleanor Laing.

At her reception for the British guest in Hanoi on October 3, Vice Chairwoman Phong expressed her joy at the sound relations between the two countries, suggesting the increase of visit exchange at all levels and support to each other at multilateral forums and international organisations, especially the United Nations and the Asia–Europe Meeting ( ASEM).

She hoped that the two countries continue working together to boost business and investment activities between the two countries’ enterprises.

She asked the UK Government to continue supporting Vietnam in training high-quality human resources and opening English training courses in Vietnam, and make it easy for Vietnamese students to pursue study in the UK.

She applauded a cooperation project between the two parliaments to improve parliamentary skills for young Vietnamese deputies , and the establishment of the Vietnam-UK Friendship Parliamentarian Group. She recommended the UK side to share experience and support Vietnam in improving skills of staff working in the NA’s agencies.

She highly appreciated the UK’s stance supporting freedom, safety and security of navigation and aviation in the East Sea.

For her part, Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Eleanor Laing said her country will continue helping Vietnam train young deputies, hoping that through exchange and discussion, the two sides will seek ways to step up relations between the two legislative bodies.

She stressed the UK’s stance that the parties involved need to obey international law and the UK’s strong support for freedom, safety, and security of navigation and aviation in the East Sea.

Later the day, Deputy Speaker Eleanor Laing had a meeting with young Vietnamese NA deputies.-VNA