Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong (left) and Chairman of the State Duma of Russia Vuacheslav Volodin at their meeting in Moscow (Photo: VNA) 

Moscow (VNA) – Chairman of the State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin appreciated the official visit by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, saying that it will contribute greatly to deepening the Russia-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership, of which parliamentary ties is an important part.

During a meeting with the CPV leader in Moscow on September 7, the Russian top legislator spoke highly of the increasing position and role of Vietnam in the region and the international arena, and affirmed that the Russian Duma pays special attention to promoting the cooperation in all fields between Russia and Vietnam.
                         
General Secretary Trong congratulated Russia for successfully organizing the 137th General Assembly of the International Parliamentarian Union (IPU), which he said reiterated Russia’s prestige and important position in the international arena as well as in the world’s largest parliamentary organization. He thanked the State Duma of Russia, which comprises representatives from various political parties and forces, for their consensus with the policy to develop the friendship, solidarity and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries and two peoples.

Both host and guest valued the effective partnership between the Russian State Duma and Vietnamese National Assembly, and agreed that the two legislative bodies should continue to exchange delegations at high level, committee level and friendship parliamentarians’ group level so as to enhance mutual understanding, and share law-making experience while working to create favourable legal conditions for handling issues related to traveling, living and working of each country’s citizens in the other’s territories.
                       
They agreed that besides bilateral cooperation, the two sides should enhance coordination and consultation at inter-parliamentary forums such as the IPU and the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum.

They also called for the two countries’ parliaments to support stronger economic, trade and investment ties and facilitate the implementation of prioritized joint projects while strengthening supervision of the enforcement of agreements between the two governments, thus creating positive changes in Vietnam-Russia cooperation.

The CPV leader took the occasion to extend an invitation to visit Vietnam from National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan to the Russian Duma chairman, who accepted the invitation with pleasure. -VNA