Member of the Mozambican Parliament and head of the Mozambican delegation to the 132 nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU-132) Jose Mateus Kathupa has lauded Vietnam’s efforts to prepare for the event, which opens in Hanoi on March 28.

He was received by Vietnamese Ambassador to Mozambique Nguyen Van Trung before leaving for Hanoi.

He told the diplomat that the Mozambican delegation to the IPU-132 comprises two members of the ruling Liberation Front (Frelimo) and Head of the opposition Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) Saimone Muhambi Macuiane.

During their stay in Hanoi, the delegation will meet with Vietnamese National Assembly officials to discuss measures to intensify cooperation between the two legislative bodies, he added.

Ambassador Trung affirmed that the time-honoured friendship between the two peoples lays a foundation for efficient cooperation between the two countries over the past 40 years, especially after the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1975.

Earlier, the ambassador was received by Speaker of the Parliament Veronica Macamo Ndlovu, who expressed her regret that she is unable to attend the IPU-132.

She hopes to tighten cooperation between the two legislative bodies through sharing experience in law-making and strengthening supervisory activities.-VNA