The National Assembly of Bulgaria will urge the European Union (EU) to early ratify the Vietnam–EU Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation and back the early signing of a Vietnam – EU Free Trade Agreement, Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva told Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 5.

She said the Bulgarian parliament continually supports and helps further the ties between Vietnam and Bulgaria, and between Vietnam and the EU.

The two countries share a 65-year history of friendship which is moving forward in various domains, she said.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung expressed his satisfaction with the progress of cooperation between the two legislative bodies, including the sharing of legislation and supervision experience through visits. He also hailed the Bulgarian NA’s contribution to the success of the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union held in Hanoi last March.

He hoped that the Bulgarian NA will continue holding up its active role in the bilateral ties.

Both sides took the occasion to pledge mutual support at multilateral cooperation frameworks, especially the United Nations.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung conveyed an invitation to visit Vietnam from National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung to the Bulgarian NA leader.-VNA