Vietnam and Malaysia should increase the exchange of parliamentarian delegations to share legislative experience, said President of the Malaysian Senate Abu Zahar Ujang.

While receiving Than Duc Nam , deputy head of the Vietnamese National Assembly’s office, during his visit from December 4-6, Abu Zahar Ujang hailed the cooperation between Malaysia and Vietnam in various fields, especially in human resources training, labour, economy, education, defence and crime prevention.

Two-way trade between the two countries has developing rapidly in recent time, hitting 5.4 billion USD in the first half of this year, he said.

On his part, Nam informed his host of the outcomes of the recent 8 th session of the Vietnamese NA as well as its preparations for the 132 nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, scheduled for March 2015 in Hanoi . He expressed his wish that Malaysia will send a delegation to this event.

He said he hopes that the two nations will further enhance ties between their legislatures and soon complete necessary preparations for the upgrading of their relations to a strategic partnership.-VNA