President Tran Dai Quang and Chairman of the House of Representatives of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko at their meeting in Minsk on June 27 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has praised the sound collaboration between the Vietnamese and Belarusian parliaments in law-making activities and at multilateral parliamentary forums.

The President made the remark at a meeting with Chairman of the House of Representatives under Belarus’s National Assembly Vladimir Andreichenko in Minsk on June 27.

At the same time, he urged stronger engagement of the Belarusian National Assembly in deepening Vietnam – Belarus relations via working with the Vietnamese side to complete legal framework for bilateral cooperation, supervise the implementation of agreements signed between the two governments, and help form partnerships between Vietnamese and Belarusian localities.

President Quang called on the two legislative bodies to oversee the execution of the free trade agreement betweenVietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union and a protocol on supporting the production of motorised transport vehicles in Vietnam.

The two pacts would help extend trade-investment ties, contributing to the effort to bring two-way trade to 500 million USD in the next two years, he noted.

Quang hailed the first vehicle manufacturing joint venture between Vietnam and Belarus as the start of a new period in bilateral economic partnership and stressed both countries’ commitments to facilitating local enterprises to access the other country’s market.

The President took the occasion to convey to his host an invitation for an official visit to Vietnam made by National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

For his part, Vladimir Andreichenko highlighted that the National Assembly of Belarus has been doing its best to back the friendship and collaboration with Vietnam.

The legislative body fully supports increasing bilateral cooperation in defence-security, science-technology, culture-sport-tourism, education and locality partnerships, he stated.

Both host and guest expressed their delight at the dynamic growth of joint activities amid the two countries’ celebration of 25th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations.-VNA